[sclug] Linking an XP box and Debian box via router

Ms. C. Black ycyrffgroupie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 20:07:13 UTC 2011

Wha version of xp are you running?

On Jul 1, 2011 8:42 PM, "Dickon Hood" <dickon-ml at fluff.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 19:50:45 +0100, Neil Haughton wrote:
> : Small problem here: I have a WinXP box (wifey's) and my debian box both
> : hooked up to a router-modem, so we can both access t'internet. That bit
> : works okay.
> : Now we want to move files between them, and also allow the XP box to
> : the printer attached to my Debian box. Should be simple but it won't
work. I
> : can ping WinXP -> debian but not debian -> WinXP. Nor can my Deb box see
> : shared folders on the XP box, although I have Samba installed. I have
> : checked that the router shows both machines are attached.
> : I am probably being a numpty but my hair is silver and I'm getting slow
> : and I have obviously missed something vital - can anyone suggest what
> : missing link might be?
> You're playing with toys, but you know that.
> : I ought to mention that neither box has its own firewall running - that
> : is delegated to the router.
> Can you post your various IP addresses? Static? Dynamic? Where's your
> DHCP server? What does it say?
> Dickon Hood
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