Ubuntu Networking :: Creating A Simple Workgroup Network
May 11, 2010
I am using an Ubuntu 64 bit desktop. I need to create a network (the way you create a workgroup in windoz). I have two other machines running Ubuntu also and all connected to a 3-Com switch through ethernet. I would prefer not to use DHCP, and just have a simple network where I can share resources like drives and printers.
i was trying to create a share in ubuntu.went to smb.conf and joined a workgroup but the name i gave for it was wrong..i fixed it later on..but the name of the workgroup won't go from the network..How can i delete the workgroup from the network?
`I'm on 10.04 trying to access shares on a windows machine. The machine does not appear at all in windows network/workgroup. I can see these shares when I'm on my windows partition so I know the problem isn't with the network.
I have two types of OS in my network windows (XP,7) and linux (debian 5.03, ubuntu 9.10 8.04, fedora 8) all of linux can see an reach the windows shared folders but windows can not reach linux shared folders what can I do fo fixing this problem what should I follow. I have to say I disabled all of windows firewalls; and all linuxs can reach each other shared folders. (My network is Workgroup not domain).
I have a home network with Ubuntu (3 PC) Windows (XP 3, 7 1 vista 1) and Lacie networked drive. I have successfully edited fstab to mount the lacie drive at startup on my main ubuntu PC and it works a treat. My problem is setting up the Unbutu PCs to browse the workgroup. This was working but now (since my last update of Unbutu I think) I get prompted for a password and no matter what I do it does not let me browse.
Now I have read a few things on Samba and do not have the time or ability to become a network engineer. All I want to do is is have on my Ubuntu the same browsing ability that seems to come out of the box in Windows.
I am running Fedora 12 as a Guest OS using Vmware Player. My host OS is Windows 7 Pro. I have no problems connecting to the internet with Fedora 12 using Firefox as browser. My problem is that I can't connect to my home windows network "Workgroup" I am using NAT and dhcp for IP. When I checked the network device tab it shows eth0 non active. Hardware tab shows eth1. I tried to activate eth0 by using "ifconfig eth0 up " it returns no such device. I then tried "ifconfig: and it returns eth1 and lo but eth0 was not there. Host network adapters shows 2 virtual adapters ...WMware vmnet1 and vmnet8. What should I do next?
All i really want to do is be able to ssh into my other linux system. I am not interested in internet sharing, or even file sharing.[linux laptop with unused ethernet port]-windows-mobile-ppc connected by usb for internet-tehtering [linux running on my wii accross the room]-nintendo lan adapter.I want to be able to ssh login to my wii, from my laptop. That is all i want. Do i need a router in between the two for this, or can i just connect them with ethernet cable?No samba, no nfs, no fancy stuff. Just want to be able issue commands from laptop to my wii.
As a user who is comfortable setting up a peer to peer network in Windows, how do I set up a simple peer to peer network with shares, on a standard network infrastructure (ethernet and basic dlink router), using Linux? I have two computers with Ubuntu 10.04, and would like to share files between them.Do I need to set static IP's? Why is only Windows network showing in Places/Networks?
Question two: I have 3 Windows computers (2 = XP, 1 = Win7) on my network, all with shares. When I try to access the windows shares from an Ubuntu machine, I can connect to some shares on some computers without being asked for credentials, however on other shares I am asked for credentials, but the credentials aren't accepted.I am assuming that domain = workgroup, so I enter in the workgroup name, but the dialogue refuses to let me in.
I have just started using using Ubunu 9.04. I have to manually configure network to connect to the net. Gateway values when entered are not saved, they come back to 0.0.0.0, I am also required to enter workgroup, How do I do it?
i have been looking for a simple network monitor daemon for ubuntu, for some time but have not found anything that suits my requirements and from what i've been reading online there seems to be quite alot of other people out there that are looking for the same thing. [URL]...for-linux.html page seems to have the most comprehensive list of similar products but if you read through all of them they don't seem to be what i'd imagine most home users need. here's a list of what i had in mind, if any one uses something that has these features or knows of something that might meet these requirements please let us know! 1)a small lightweight daemon that can be accessed via the panel on gnome 2)has thee ability to monitor eth or ppp (particularly internet traffic)3)can represent this data in a human readable format ie using megabytes and gigabytes 4)can store a history of how much data is being sent and received over long periods of time (like several months)
I have three PC's. PC-1 is a newish Dell Vostro 320 running Win 7 as the prime OS with Ubuntu Linux 10.10 dual boot under the control of EasyBCD. PC-2 is a Dell Inspiron 6400 running Ubuntu Linux (10.10). PC-3 is an oldish Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop dual booting Win 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. All three PC's share a DSL connection to our ISP and network using the wireless router capability of the DSL box (a Billion 7401 VGP-M). All three PC's can access the internet using the DSL box both wired and wirelessly under Windows or under Linux. PC-1 is the primary PC and runs Win 7.
PC-2 (Ubuntu 10.10) is running fantastically well and can access PC-1 running Win7 as a member of WORKGROUP for print sharing and for file sharing. The primary PC-1 can also see the files on PC-2 as a member of a Windows WORKGROUP. Simple home networking is working as it should with this setup (PC-1 under Win 7 and PC-2 under Ubuntu 10.10). This has been like this since the installation of Ubuntu on PC-2, which included setting up network printing from PC-1 (Win 7) under Samba.
The problem is thus: If I boot PC-1 or PC-3 up under Linux, I lose all networking capability between the three PC's including print and file sharing, but they can all access the internet through wireless or wired connection. I have configured Samba and done all the home networking troubleshooting especially:[URL]..All to no avail. As I said, my aim to ditch Windows and move all three PC's to Linux but I can't do this unless I can get Linux home networking working properly. By properly, I mean all PC's running Linux or two under Linux and one under Windows 7 and be able to share files and a printer attached to PC-1. I am a Linux virgin and am hoping that a knowledgeable person can tell me what's going wrong and point me to setting up a simple home network under Linux. It shouldn't be this hard.
I'm working with a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS system with two network interfaces (both Ethernet). I wish to setup this system such that it is simultaneously connected to my local and an OpenVPN network and able direct traffic between the connections depending on what program is sending the traffic. The problem: Under my current OpenVPN configuration all network traffic is directed to the VPN.
In practice, I would like OpenVPN to operate out of one of my two network interfaces and leave the other interface connected to the local network. Then by default all network traffic should be directed to my local network unless I specify (on a per program bases) that certain traffic should go though the VPN. These two network connections can (should) stay completely independent of each other and do not need to talk to each other.
I am wanting to try creating a simple program through Terminal. Anything will do. A window or button, etc. I haven't found anything simple enough online yet, but I'm sure they're out there. I just want to expand my knowledge of gtk type stuff. Sorry if this is not the correct category to ask this. I was going to put this on the Community Cafe forum, but chose General Help instead. I am running Ubuntu Lucid. **Edit note: I did try the procedure described at the url (below), but I got all kinds of errors in terminal. [URL]
I need a program that automaticly runs this command in the terminal when I use it: sudo modprobe nvidia_g210m_acpi Sure, I know that it's not that hard to just write it in terminal and so on, but I really want a program for it. I'm using ubuntu 11.04 if U need to know that?
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, and am getting the following error when I attempt to access the HADEN workgroup on my Windows network via Samba: Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server. I ran the following command:
Code: peterv@MBP17U:~$ findsmb sh: /usr/bin/nmblookup: not found *=DMB +=LMB IP ADDR NETBIOS NAME WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION
On my Windows XP machine, I can see the Ubuntu directory and can access files on it. I just can't access the Windows workgroup from Ubuntu.
I want to create simple webcam effects filters. I am only interested in doing relatively simple image processing like blurring or averaging the color. I would like to create the filters in either C or Python.
So before I dive into using Gstreamer or V4L I wanted to ask the forum if they have had any experience with webcam development?
I have an OpenSuSe Server configured with DNS, Samba (PDC + WINS), LDAP, Squid All this is in a hybrid scenario with other OpenSuse acting as clients and some Windows 7 also as clients. Everything works perfect. Both systems are able to join and authenticate in the Samba server very smoothly.
My problem is that in my workspace I have several different subnets/VLANS. So I have another OpenSuSe client here that needs to join the domain and authenticate with the samba server, but he just cant find it via the Windows Domain Membership setup screen (where I usually configure the others).
The server can pe pinged, and it does resolv local domain names. It seems the problem is that I have no place to configure a PDC/WINS server in Linux Client. It only asks me for the domain to join, and then it doesnt find it (Im guessing this happens because it cant receive the broadcasts from the server network).
Is there any way to declare the Samba/PDC/WINS server on the client side?
I was thinking to install a very basic SSH gate, secured over SSL, like this [URL] using PHP. However I would like to have it very basic and simple to install. (not database SQL, nor complicated things, ...) so that I get a prompt page with login and password to access the SSH-internet, and then can SSH the linux box over SSL and regular port 80 like they do. passwd would be in a txt file or whatever. You use index.htm and no one can scroll the tree of the directory. Would have someone already embedded php code for that?
I would like to a build a CD image (of CentOS 5, x86_64 that loads into memory and boots to the OS without installing anything to hard drives. Then I would like the system to execute a shell script automatically. The shell script will have commands that will control execution.
The goal of this exercise is basically to pre-configure a system (RAID config, BIOS update, etc) automatically using the shell script before installing the OS. I would like the ability to change the shell script as needed and probably repackage the ISO image. I would prefer not to deal with building a source tree to accomplish this. this is something one could do using mkisofs.
I have an existing windows workgroup set up. (for those interested, at the moment we must keep two computers on windows for school reasons...but will change as quickly as the semester is over and run windows in virtual) anyway, the workgroup has an HP F300 printer. our Ubuntu computers can see the network, and access shared files and external hard drives. but, it does not see the printer. we are running 9.04 on one computer, and 9.10 on the other. i know from [url]that if i connect directly, the printer will work. how do i access the printer without connecting directly?
How can i get all these to talk to each other when I get rid of the Windows set up? can someone point me to a guide for resetting things on a Ubuntu network/workgroup?
I have one PC (morpheus) on which I've chosen to share a couple of folders in the home directory. The folders show the "Shared" icon in them and are chmod 777'd. I can access them by going to Dolphin -> Network -> Samba Shares -> Workgroup -> Morpheus -> Foldername ... but *only* on that same computer (Morheus). All my computers are running Kubuntu with KDE 4.5 and attached by ethernet.
If I try and go to Dolphin -> Network -> Samba Shares on *any* other computer, Dolphin just reports "Unable to find any workgroups in your local network. This might be cause by an enabled firewall." I've never set up a firewall on any of these computers. Do I need to open ports on my router just for this? Morpheus is set to DMZ mode on the router so it should accept *any* port request not assigned to another computer already.
I have a feeling that there's just something obvious I don't know, because in all my years of trying to get this to work on and off, I've never managed to find a decent *simple* CLI or GUI based tutorial or figure it out myself. The web just seems full of long threads of people having very specific problems unique to their situation trying to sort them out. I just want to share folders over a lan via KDE.
I need to reinstall the samba directory, mainly to get the default smb.conf. It appears I have to remove smbclient, which takes ubuntu-desktop with it (which I now know is mostly ok). Hopefully reinstalling those will then replace /etc/samba. There's enough troubleshooting samba threads out there for the rest. I'll flag this solved when I'm done.
I am working on setting up BackupPC on Maverick , for my network. I am unable to view my WinXP machine's shares if I type "sudo smbclient -L //JonDoe/" . However it works if I use the XP machine's IP "sudo smbclient -L //192.168.1.100/". Viewing the workgroup (with the proper name) in Nautilus only shows the Ubuntu machine. I ended up using multiple how-tos which had me install the following packages : Samba, smbfs, system-config-samba.
With all that nothing worked so I decided to uninstall the above with "remove completely" in synaptic, expecting everything to be completely gone. But /etc/samba with smb.conf still existed so I deleted it. OOPS!!! . Installing Samba after the uninstall did not create a new /etc/samba/ directory. Reinstalling smbclient in synaptic didn't create it either. Uninstalling smbclient with pull BackupPC with it. Sweet! I do have a firewall package installed which allows outgoing but blocks inbound traffic from outside my LAN. I will disable it when I get home.
I have some novice to intermediate programming skills from a past life. What I want to do is create a program and run it on two separate computers to just get them communicating together over the network on a basic level. I would like to do this in a language that doesn't limit me to a specific OS, this way I can have a linux and windows computer talking. However, I would prefer a language that can be useful down the road as well. My second inspiration, next to networking, is web design and web programming, which I hope to dig into as well eventually.
I'm not aiming to do anything overtly-complicated. One example that comes to mind would be a program that forwards any typed characters on one computer over the network and displays them on the other, and vice-versa. I guess the program would run over TCP/IP. However, it would be nice to learn how to do this in a language that not only works on multiple OSes, but also has the ability to allow me to program my own communication protocol, aside from TCP/IP, down the road. My intention with all this is to learn some network programming for fun.
I have been working on this for a while now and am absolutely stumped. Basically, what i am attempting to do is make my ubuntu box into a gateway for my network. I have everything working thru hard wire, but I simply cant get the wireless to work. No matter what I do, I cannot get my wireless card to transmit an essid and allow nodes to connect. I have tried assigning it in the interfaces file (shown below), and I have also tried manually modifying it using the iwconfig command. Here is the topology:
eth1: internet WAN eth2: ethernet out to LAN ra0: wireless out to LAN Here is a copy of my /etc/network/interfaces file: [CODE] auto lo
Internet <---> Router <---> Debian server <---> Windows PC
I want the server and PC to both have internet access, and I want to be able to forward ports from the router to the server. I know how to configure the server to give the PC internet access, but how would I assign an IP address to the server and give it internet access? I have used a very similar setup a few years ago, but I can't remember how to do this.
Currently I am trying to get some fedora shares to simply connect to each other to access a read-only shared folder on a host machine (no security/encryption even required for these files!). I've tried to get a smb network share going but that didn't work (can't connect with nautilus), I've tried a quick fix with daap and rhythmbox so that they can at least access the music, but rhythmbox fails very miserably trying to connect/create that (and mt-daapd didn't help much) - Basically I get errors saying the host is unreachable.
I haven't even set up a firewall yet for this network and already I'm running into these fundamental problems. Currently I'm using Fedora 15. On a whim I tried the "public" folder and had sharing of the public folder over the network enabled - yep, didn't work (and I certainly didn't expect it to). I would be trying some more advanced CLI stuff, setting up an ssh server or something, but the computer-challenged people who have to access these files just want to be able to click something and have it work.For the operational requirements of this setup, a file synchronisation system would work (although highly inefficient since it would mean gigabytes sent over the network).