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Can Linux interact with Windows on a P2P network? (1 Viewer)

Rob Gillespie

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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
 

Kimmo Jaskari

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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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