Can Linux interact with Windows on a P2P network?

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  1. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    I'm only just getting started with networking so my knowledge is very limited. I've set up a peer-to-peer between my two boxes via a Netgear router (RP114) and with multiple versions of Windows (both PCs are dual or triple boot). This is in preparation for when I get ADSL.

    All is working OK but I'm wondering if I add RedHat to one of the boxes if this will be able to share file and printer resources like the Windows installations?

    Rob
     
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    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

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    Yes. Linux in itself is a bit trickier, but Redhat comes with Samba out of the box. Samba is a software package to make Linux/Unix machines talk SMB, the protocol used for file sharing in Windows.
     

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