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Date:      Sat, 16 Oct 1999 17:42:42 EDT
Subject:   Win95/FreeBSD Network
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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, writes:

<< wrote:
 > Hello List,
 >         I have 2 machines, 1 is BSD, 1 is win95. They can't ping each 
 > but the bsd box comes up in Network Nieghborhood. What's going on? Is it 
 > possible to ping a windows machine from a unix box? They are on the same 
 > via UTP. IPs are 192.168.1.x and netmasks are same ( No ipfw
 > or routed running. Does anyone out there have a small network like this 
 > 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':

Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
timeout connecting to
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" (, and I have another win box 
named "scan" ( that "bighole" works with without problem on the 
same network. Here is my hosts file: localhost gouda bighole scan

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


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