Post by Jeff Pros » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Is there a way to access my win95 files with Samba via a PLIP connection?
Is it possible?  How would I set it up, especially on the Win95 side.
Any extra programs/drivers I need for this?

Spanks a lot,


1. SMB, printing over smb, kcmshell smb fail on Red Hat 7.3

I have just installed Red Hat 7.3, replacing Mandrake 8.2 (whose KDE3
upgrade wasn't quite working right).  I reformatted / and /boot while
leaving /home intact,.  In many respects 7.3 works very well.  It looks
good and works in most respects. But I can't get it to print.

I don't hook the printer to my machine directly; this is my home system, and
there's a Win98 box in the same room, connected via Ethernet.  I use smb to
print to the Epson via that machine; in Windows, it's a no-brainer, and
Network Neighborhood "just works".  When I installed Mandrake (8.1 and 8.2
both), I was impressed by how well it handled that arrangement.  But when I
installed Red Hat 7.3, anaconda never even asked me about printers.  It
just installed a zillion packages (custom selected) and finished.

I note that during one attempt to install, anaconda hung trying to read
lprng-3.8.9 (or whatever) off of the install CD (which I had burned from an
iso download).  And since anaconda locks the drive (a MAJOR problem), I had
to red-button restart and select all packages again, reformat, etc. And of
course I unselected lprng.  I don't know if that's the problem; is it
needed for smb printing?  Kpackage sees it on the cd and lists its files,
but doesn't seem to offer the "install" button.

Any clues are much appreciated!  Thanks.

2. Siemens Speedstream 2623 Router install


4. Netscape lock up


6. Reading is much more interesting than TV (0197/1708)

7. Can connect to smb:// but not smb://NYS/share

8. KDE-panel from windowmaker

9. should restart smb each time the smb.conf changed

10. Such a thing as "Secure" SMB, ie encrypted SMB?

11. smbsh /smb: Do I create the directory /smb

12. (crynwyr) and ncsa telnet and Linux plip

13. Linux PLIP and Crynwr PLIP?