> In a message on Fri, 31 May 96 20:41:00 -0800, wrote :
>TH> Is there a way for Windows 95 to see my Linux server?
>TH> I'm going to setup about 30 win95 stations in a new class room. In the
>TH> past we used Netware on the server, but I'd like to do the same thing
>TH> with Linux based server.
>All Win95 needs to be able to do is speak Tcp/Ip and NFS. You can export the
>Linux file systems with NFS (be sure to put the right stuff in /etc/exports,
>and edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2 to fire up rcp and nfs).
Why bother?!? It is FAR easier to sun samba on the linux box, and make it
look like a 95/NT server! It can still use NFS to serve other Unix boxes.
This way you can easily use disks and printers on the Linux box, without
having to install anything on the Win 95 boxes that did not already come
In my experience most of the NFS/LPR implementations out there are much
more difficult to set up, and ultimately don't work as well, as
Microsoft's NetBIOS over TCP/IP. This functionality is built in to 95 and
NT and readily available for WfWG 3.11!
Come get more information in comp.protocols.smb.
Balam A. Willemsen (http://sagar.physics.neu.edu/balam.html)
Research Associate, Physics Dept., Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA 02115