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  1. Not with putty alone, but you can tunnel other ports across your ssh connection and use vnc through an encrypted channel. I used to do that ALL the time. There are tons of good tutorials out there for that if it is your thing. My suggestion though regardless of having high speed connection at home is to make your background something dull like medium gray with no images.
  2. First, bite the bullet, and do it command line style. First, you need to know if you need to restart your smbd/nmbd daemon style or not. Do a ps auxw | grep mbd If you see something like "smbd -D" and "nmbd -D" then they are running daemon style. Honestly that is the only way I know to run them. After editing your /etc/samba/smb.conf file by hand, you can give your samba daemons a HUP like this: killall -HUP smbd and also with nmbd after changing something more related to names/domain/workgroup, than actual shares. This will cause your changes to take effect, I.E. the programs will re-read the config file. Typically the default config file shipped in the RPM is good enough to get started. If smbd/nmbd aren't even running yet, then start them as root. nmbd & smbd & You don't have to give the -D because that is the default.
  3. I don't normally give answers like this, but I saw nobody else was answering.. RTFM!! NO, seriously, google "apache +HOWTO" or something like that. Aside from that, give a more clear idea of what you are trying to do. You say www files and throw out ftp in the same cluster of words. Are you trying to cache internet pages, or let people develop web material locally and view it from an internal web server?
  4. I'm not familiar with that product. Does it connect to your pc with ethernet cable, or a usb or something wacky like that?
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    I'm not sure what all you need it to do. My idea wouldn't help much if they had to have their own MAC's or anything, but you could do a search for maybe "eth0 +alias" or something like that on google. I think you just make a few extra lines in a /etc/*.conf file to cause the machine to take on many IP's with different names, etc.
  6. Ok, first of all sounds like you got a good start to your troubleshooting. Ping is your friend as it is a very basic tool which will work even when DNS doesn't. The first thing I would do is make sure Dante's ( isn't running some other type of security thing. I've beat my head against the wall and still can't think of it, but my server had a security tool load at boot time which kept me from accessing it remotely in any way. All I would have to do is get on the machine, do a ps auxw | grep securityutilityname get it's PID, and kill it. If nothing else, you may try doing a ps auxw and just looking through everything to see if there's something you don't recognize. Google it to see what it is. Kill anything you don't need. Typically if you can ping machine B from machine A, but not the other way around when they are on the same physical network, it is due to some type of a firewall/security deal.
  7. DHCP server is what provides an IP, so what you need to obtain an IP is actually DHCP client which typically shows up in a ps auxw as "dhclient" I'm not certain myself what is causing your problem, but I know that when I've adjusted my /etc/resolv.conf or my /etc/hosts files directly, I've come to the understanding that the OS was actually using $HOME/tmp/hosts or something like that. Maybe do a find / -name "hosts" and same for resolv.conf to see where all it shows up. Perhaps that can help some.
  8. You know, bsdforums.org has a wealth of knowledge on BSD. BSD is a little better suited for such operation. Other than that, I'm not exactly clear on what you are doing. Maybe if you want to go ahead with this direction, give a little clearer picture of what you are trying to do.
  9. Sorry, but this statement couldn't be left alone. Indeed, you have to tell the machine to do ip forwarding. Madrake isn't network unfriendly.. Non network people find networking unfriendly. There is a lot to networking. Just because doze finds a cute way to put wizards together to hide what is going on and allow shcool kids to "set up networking" and really don't have any idea how a network works, doesn't mean Mandrake isn't network unfriendly. Look at any real OS. You are expected to know something about networking to set it up, or at least be able to type intelligent search criteria into google.
  10. I like this idea quite a bit. Although, for me it is more like "Do it command line all the time."
  11. Probably your issue with the hdd should be addressed in a separate thread, but start by doing a dmesg | less using up and down arrows and space bar to move around, and "q" to quit. Scroll through see if the OS even sees both hard drives. The first will probably be hda or hdb or whatever. An optical drive will also obtain one of these, but you will see something obvious like "Western Digital WD8xxx" or whatever. Start there, and post a separate thread if necessary. As far as your country, look harder. I had the same thought initially on a list with some *nix, maybe Mandrake. It was actually alphabetized which I am not used to being from the doze world. It's probably there, or possibly listed as America or something. I am personally unfamiliar with dial up in *nix, but you may just try doing a google for "wvdial +HOWTO". I understand wvdial is a great utility.
  12. I hate to be critical, but that is a very poor answer. Do a ipconfig -a and post the results here It is very hard to help much without some further detailed information. Each OS may be having it's own problem, so for now and here, we'll look at why Mandrake is having issues with your eth connection. As a second thought, the layout of your machines is unclear. In this scenario, is Mandrake obtaining an IP from your internet connection modem/etc or is it obtaining an ip from the other box which is either performing ICS(windows inet sharing), or some form of *nix with ip forwarding?
  13. I didn't read past the first couple of paragraphs, so sorry if they were important. My suggestion would be to use Samba to share the printer from linux, and never move it again. I have been sharing a HP LJ 6L for some time with this method. I'm honestly not sure what exists to print from linux by a doze shared printer.
  14. SSH is definitely the only way to go. There is an excellent free utility which I don't remember the link for, but just google "putty +download". It will be the first or second link. Make sure if you have a firewall, or need to do port forwarding, you have port 22 open. I have putty and pscp on my thumb drive at all times.
  15. I would tend to think this would be a problem with the "port" to linux. Likely the version of Zsnes you have would tell you which Windows program and version they used, and probably that Windows version has the same problem. This is my guess. I would do a little research that way. If that was a problem with the Windows program, likely it has been fixed, and it would just be a matter of the person maintaining the Linux port to update the port with the latest Windows version. This is very admirable. I ditched Windows altogether for quite some time. I only recently loaded back Windows to any of my boxes, and that is a dual boot with FreeBSD 5.2.1
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