New to Networking: WinNT network, Dynamic IP addressing, Passwords..?

New to Networking: WinNT network, Dynamic IP addressing, Passwords..?

Post by Kell » Wed, 15 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Hello All,
I am currently starting a complete, fresh, install of Linux Slackware 3.3.  I
have purchased and installed an appropriate Token ring card that will work
with Linux.  I will have a Win95/Linux dual boot.  My computer here at work is
on a WinNT network with password protection to hook into network drives and
our IP addressing is allocated dynamically.  Can someone tell me what topics I
will need to address and what documents I should read up on so I can connect
to our network with Linux??  I have looked at some of the HOWTO's and they all
seem to assume a static IP address.  I have heard a  little about SAMBA, will
I need it or is it more for a server on a network?

TIA and I appreciate any input!!


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