Hi. I wish to make a small HOME network composed of a Windows XP professional, Windows Xp Home edition, Centos 4.3.
I have connected each computer to a router. The router is connected to the internet.
I am sure that the hardware settings are correct : in fact, each computer can be pinged with 0% packet loss
I have also installed and configured samba on my Centos. The samba installation also works out since i can connect to the this same computer.
However, the Centos machine doesn't appear under my workgroup computers, and i can't connect to my microsoft machines with the smbclient //machine name/resource, command. Therefore I still can't share any resources through my networked computers.
I would also like to ask the following questions:
the samba software need to be installed on all computers or only on the linux pc?
the windows machines need any configuration before i could share resources?
Thanks for anyone who tries to help.