They can "communicate" as is proven by the fact they can poing one and
other. If ftp, telnet, and http servers were setup on both, then they could
both communicate over these to one another. If you didn't have ftp setup on
either box, would you wonder why you cannot ftp to either? Of course not,
you cannot ftp becuase ftp communication requirements (and ftp server and
client) haven't been met. The same is true for standard Windows based
communications. If you are wishing ot share file, browse drive contents, etc
then you must have a "server" and a "client" communications structure in
place. To do this you must use SMD or CIFS (the normal method of
communication for resource browsing and utilization on a Windows network).
Samba is the only product currently to do this. You could of course pay ten
fortunes for MS add-on to NT that lets it use NFS resources, but why pay for
what can be done better for free. Hope this helps.
> > >Can some one please explain to me why?
> > > Why can the Linux box & Win box ping each other but yet
> > >cannot be established.
> > >Such as the Win box cannot the see the linux box in inside of the
> > >Then the linux cannot access anything within the win box.
> > >Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> I suggest you get a Samba book (Teach Yourself Samba In 21 Days or some
> other book).
> "On the side of the software box, in the 'System Requirements' section,
> it said 'Requires Windows 95 or better'. So I installed Linux."