As Mark Twain (is credited to have) said. "If you get angry:
count to four. If you get really angry: swear!"
First make sure you have the route daemon running. (I wasted
about seven hours thinking it was running and it was not. I could
repeat the man page heart and almost tore all my hair out).
ps ax | grep routed | grep -v grep
"routed" is not installed in the rcx.d files by default. I put mine in
and rc5.d as S12routed
Second, make sure all of the M$ OS'es are using the same workgroup
Third, make sure you are running NetBIOS over TCP/IP and not NetBEUI
(NetBEUI does not route). This is automatic on W9x when you install TCP/IP.
Get rig on NetBEUI and any IPX you find installed.
You should also consider two modifications to your network:
1) consider changing your IP address to "Off Internet" addresses. These
are the addresses that Internic has set aside for non-internet user. These
are 192.168.0...255.xxx. If you never get on the internet, it does not
matter. But if you every get a NAT or Masqueraded route to the Internet, it
will make life on you a lot easier.
2) peer-to-peer networks are an abomination. Consider moving all of your
shares to the Linux server (SAMBA, which runs on Linux, is a NetBIOS server).
Move your Print shares to Samba as well. (If you have a printer mounted
on a client, have SAMBA mount it as a remote printer.)
> Hi all,
> i have rh6.1 running two 3com cards, one is running a 10mb hub the other a
> 100mb. I.m using dhcpd to give a ip address to all clients but i've run
> into a couple of small problems. All the work stations get the correct
> address in the range. ie 10.0.0.10-100 for the 100mb and 10.0.10.10-100 for
> the 10mb. From a windows machine i can see all the machines in the network
> but cannot access the shares until i do a search for the computer by ip
> address NOT name,then i can access the shares!
> Plz can someone help me i'm so frustrated now it is unbearable. I want a
> work station to be able to get an ip address from the server and be able to
> access the shares and under different workgroups on the network without
> having to find a computer by ip address. Many thanks in advance
> (AKA JIMBOB)