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Date:      Sat, 16 Oct 1999 17:42:42 EDT
From:      ATeslik@aol.com
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Win95/FreeBSD Network
Message-ID:  <0.a5526102.253a4b52@aol.com>

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I forgot to CC this to the list:

In a message dated 10/16/1999 1:51:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
ric@sinclairassoc.force9.co.uk writes:

<< ATeslik@aol.com wrote:
 > 
 > Hello List,
 > 
 >         I have 2 machines, 1 is BSD, 1 is win95. They can't ping each 
other,
 > but the bsd box comes up in Network Nieghborhood. What's going on? Is it 
not
 > possible to ping a windows machine from a unix box? They are on the same 
hub
 > via UTP. IPs are 192.168.1.x and netmasks are same (255.255.255.0). No ipfw
 > or routed running. Does anyone out there have a small network like this 
that
 > mabye I can bounce a few questions off you? Thanks in advance!

 > Alex
 
>> I have just configured a similar network after much pain, grief and a
 >>lot of help from the mailing list - but not forgetting my own
>> stupidity...
 
>> If the FreeBSD box appear in Network Neighborhood then to two machines
>> *are* talking. Presumably you can mount Windows shares successfully
>> using:
 
 >>  smbclient \\\\<remote_machine_name>\\<share_name>
 
Suprisingly, I can't. However, when I do this it does add the BSD box to the 
win network. Here the output of 'smbclient \\\\bighole\\ftp -I 192.168.1.2':

Added interface ip=192.168.1.3 bcast=192.168.1.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
timeout connecting to 192.168.1.2:139
Connection to bighole failed

 >>But just what are you pinging? By name or IP address? If it's by name
>>have you set up the names/IP addresses in Windows/hosts? - and do you
>> have a similar etc/hosts file in FreeBSD?

The windows box is named "bighole" (192.168.1.2), and I have another win box 
named "scan" (192.168.1.1) that "bighole" works with without problem on the 
same network. Here is my hosts file:

127.0.0.1       localhost.acatysmoof.com localhost
192.168.1.3     gouda.acatysmoof.com gouda
192.168.1.2     bighole.acatysmoof.com bighole
192.168.1.1     scan.acatysmoof.com scan

"gouda" is the BSD box. I hope this helps anyone troubleshoot this. Thanks 
for the answers!

Alex


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