XP Pro - how to setup networking

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Widow Twankey, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. I'm trying to access my server (running SME Linux). I'm using solely TCP/IP
    protocols.

    I used to be able to access everything on that server from my Windows 98
    workstation. I'm having a devil of a job getting it to appear as a networked
    drive under XP Pro. How do I do it? The only way I can access my data is via
    Internet Explorer and FTP, which just doesn't cut the mustard that well.
    Simple explanation required - how do I set up?

    --
    Yours

    Widow Twankey

    ** now shacked up with the Giant Beanstalk **
     
    Widow Twankey, Feb 20, 2004
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  2. Widow Twankey

    deKay Guest

    Soni tempori elseu romani yeof helsforo nisson ol sefini ill des Fri, 20 Feb
    2004 01:21:12 -0000, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
    uk.comp.home-networking, yawatina tan reek esk "Widow Twankey"
    XP won't allow logins to a samba-run domain, unfortunately, without some
    registry changes. WHat you need to change is the "requiresignorseal" registry
    hack, which can usually be found within the samba docs.

    This page may also help:

    http://www.ccs.uky.edu/docs/samba.htm

    Also, upgrading to Samba 3.x supposedly fixes some of these problems.

    deKay
     
    deKay, Feb 20, 2004
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  3. Widow Twankey

    Nig Guest

    Interesting, am on Samba 2.2.5 on an e-smith SME server, and XP mapping
    works fine, with no tweaks. Mind you this is with Pro, not Home as
    identified in that article.
     
    Nig, Feb 20, 2004
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  4. Widow Twankey

    Nig Guest

    Can you XP machine see the server via browsing. What do you see if you
    type net view in a DOS box?
     
    Nig, Feb 20, 2004
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  5. Widow Twankey

    deKay Guest

    Soni tempori elseu romani yeof helsforo nisson ol sefini ill des Fri, 20 Feb
    2004 12:13:46 +0000, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
    You're one of the lucky few then. I had no end of problems. In fact, the XP
    (well, NT/2k/XP) incompatibility is well documented in the samba docs.

    deKay
     
    deKay, Feb 20, 2004
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  6. Ok. I pinged zeus (192.168.40.10) and came up with nothing under the name
    but with a response under the number.

    I set the Local Area connection up as
    IP 192.168.40.12
    aubnet mask 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway 192.168.40.10
    DNS Server 192.168.40.10
    Wins server 192.168.40.10

    Zeus (192.168.40.10) is setup to recognise 192.168.40.11 through
    192.168.40.14

    Zeus works. No problem with Zeus - my NT box and my 98 box both work well
    with it.

    The only way I can access files is via Internet Explorer FTP which means I
    can read but not write :(


    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>net view
    There are no entries in the list.


    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ping zeus
    Ping request could not find host zeus. Please check the name and try again.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ping 192.168.40.10

    Pinging 192.168.40.10 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.40.10:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ip config
    'ip' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.40.12
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.40.10

    PPP adapter Freeserve:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 81.78.86.195
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 81.78.86.195

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>
     
    Widow Twankey, Feb 20, 2004
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  7. Widow Twankey

    Nig Guest

    Well, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but whatever it is, it works.
    Networking, I love it;-)
     
    Nig, Feb 20, 2004
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  8. Widow Twankey

    Nig Guest


    Seems to me that you haven't got the correct workgroup setup. The name
    does not w*rk because the NS at 192.168.40.10 doesn't know where Zeus
    is. Er, I think!
    These settings look fine, but is 40.10 the DNS server you should use.
    What exactly is Zeus running?
    Sorry, I don't understand this. Do you mean Zeus has rules to allow
    these addresses?
    OK, so it's just the connectivity between NT and 98?
    Do you have anything shared on the 98 box? Does it run a firewall?
     
    Nig, Feb 20, 2004
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  9. I can still only use Internet Explorer to ftp my server. I cannot do
    anything else with it.
    I can access via putty and ping but that's about all - except from httping
    the server manager page.

    Well, I added
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\netlogon\parameters]
    "RequireSignOrSeal"=dword:00000000
    to the registry but I still cannot map the network drive. It still tells me
    it's not there. I tried pinging zeus and it worked. These are the new ping
    and ipconfig logs
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ping zeus

    Pinging zeus [192.168.40.10] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.40.10: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.40.10:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.40.11
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.40.10

    C:\Documents and Settings\Admin>

    if config on zeus brings up

    login as: root
    [email protected]'s password:
    Last login: Fri Feb 20 17:01:23 2004 from pc-00011
    Welcome to the Mitel Networks SME Server.
    [[email protected] root]# ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:02:A5:2B:5F
    inet addr:192.168.40.10 Bcast:192.168.40.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    EtherTalk Phase 2 addr:65280/139
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:3980 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:5283 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:288311 (281.5 Kb) TX bytes:5329638 (5.0 Mb)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    EtherTalk Phase 2 addr:0/0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:471 (471.0 b) TX bytes:471 (471.0 b)

    sl0 Link encap:Serial Line IP
    inet addr:192.168.40.10 P-t-P:0.0.0.0 Mask:255.255.255.255
    UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1856 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:127491 (124.5 Kb)

    [[email protected] root]#

    Zeus is set up to permit only access from
    192.168.40.11
    192.168.40.12
    192.168.40.13
    192.168.40.14
    Yes. Zeus will only map a network drive to 98 and to NT. XP rejects it as
    unknown.
    All the systems run Outpost. Outpost is setup identically on all system,
    allowing access from 192.168.40.xx

    --
    Yours

    Widow Twankey

    ** now shacked up with the Giant Beanstalk **
     
    Widow Twankey, Feb 20, 2004
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  10. Widow Twankey

    deKay Guest

    Soni tempori elseu romani yeof helsforo nisson ol sefini ill des Fri, 20 Feb
    2004 20:37:23 -0000, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
    uk.comp.home-networking, yawatina tan reek esk "Widow Twankey"
    Just one more thing...

    Have you got samba installed and running? And you have a user in smbpasswd
    with the same username and password as the user on the XP box?

    deKay
     
    deKay, Feb 20, 2004
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  11. How do I do that?

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    Yours

    Widow Twankey

    ** now shacked up with the Giant Beanstalk **
     
    Widow Twankey, Feb 20, 2004
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  12. Widow Twankey

    deKay Guest

    Soni tempori elseu romani yeof helsforo nisson ol sefini ill des Fri, 20 Feb
    2004 21:28:51 -0000, sefini jorgo geanyet des mani yeof do
    uk.comp.home-networking, yawatina tan reek esk "Widow Twankey"
    man smbpasswd :)

    deKay
     
    deKay, Feb 20, 2004
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  13. Widow Twankey

    Nig Guest

    Still sounds like your workgroup set-up is not correct. What do you have
    set on the Workgroup page of the manager?

    Prolly not important but why does your eth0 serial connection show the
    same IP address?
    OK, understood:)
    So are you trying to map a drive from Zeus to these other machines? Must
    admit all my mapping is from client to server, not the other way around.
    If you are trying to map drives under root, then your XP machine will
    also need a user 'root' with the same password as the SME server's root
    account. I would not actually recommend this as a sensible thing to do,
    BTW and you should look at creating some users on the server that can
    make mappings to the XP machine.

    If this is not what you trying to do and are actually trying to browse
    the server from the other machine, then I'd still suggest that your ms
    networking is not setup correctly.
    I ditched Outpost ages ago as it kept losing my local LAN config, and I
    had to keep setting it up. Moved to Kerio and that is far better, IME.
     
    Nig, Feb 21, 2004
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  14. Well, Windows decided it wanted to download more updates. That went well.

    Then I switched the server on and fairly shortly after, the whole system
    went tits up and XP simply froze.

    I did a hard reset and tried the suggestion that I set everything on XP to
    auto. The system went tits up again and froze, necessitating another hard
    reset.

    I set everything back the way it was and the whole system froze again then
    suddenly unfroze and displayed SME Server in the Workgroup.

    I'm happy with the result but not with the process as it seems to defy
    logic.


    --
    Yours

    Widow Twankey

    ** now shacked up with the Giant Beanstalk **
     
    Widow Twankey, Feb 22, 2004
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  15. Widow Twankey

    Nig Guest

    I'm not sure why switching the server on would cause XP to hang, tho' it
    could be caused by a number of things. By default SME is set to be a
    domain controller and I wonder if this might be part of the problem.

    Personnally I leave my SME server on 24x7 as it runs our mail, web proxy
    and domain controller. Without it, half me network don't:-(
    Indeed, but glad you got somewhere. SME is a much under recognised
    system I think and perfect for anyone wanting to run a Linux-based
    gateway, tho' as you've found, it can have a bit of a steep learning
    curve:-( Still, for a Linux-based system, it's amazing how far you can
    get without accessing the command-line at all:)
     
    Nig, Feb 22, 2004
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  16. Mine is set for SME not to be the domain controller. At the moment, I have
    SME 5.6 which connects to the XP box as a fileserver alone. My intention is
    now to get CUPS up and running, using SME as a printer controller. Then I
    shall transfer my modem from my XP box to SME and use SME as my dial-up
    gateway.
    My network is a part-time network. I don't have broadband in my area. We're
    up to 142 and the trigger level is 400, apparently.
    Jesus. You should hear what my local Linux group has to say about SME.
    They're pretty derogatory about it. It's one reason why I have pretty much
    stopped attending their meetings.

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    Yours

    Widow Twankey

    ** now shacked up with the Giant Beanstalk **
     
    Widow Twankey, Feb 22, 2004
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