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by mhwelsh
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

If you go to localhost:631 to add access to a remote printer you are asked for a username and password. If you enter your username and password further changes are unauthorised. If you use Admininistration - Printing to install access to a distant printer it refuses to accept the ipp address. Certai...
by mhwelsh
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

I have now restored details of the ip/host names in both computers and the connection to the distant printer is now acheived using ipp://windows:631/printers/printer1. Obviously I am not the only one expecting ip/host name recognition to be shared around the network. One small point about the use of...
by mhwelsh
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

I have successfully enabled printing locally and to a distant printer using CUPS. CUPS failed to find a distant printer but worked well enough when the printer address was spelt out using the ip number. I tried several times to use the distant machine name but it does not want to know. I have entere...
by mhwelsh
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

When setting up Windows Sharing in Xandros you have the choice of 'User' or 'Share'. I think that the two testparms I sent were first, testparm, the choice was changed and second, testparm -v, the choice was left unchanged. I hope that helps more than it confuses. Do you have any recommended edits f...
by mhwelsh
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

Here are the details you requested.

martin
by mhwelsh
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

The files will come. My anticipated course of action with Mint is to restore the original smb.conf files and start again largely using your earlier post on file sharing and printer usage. Will current copies of testparm -v be relevant? File sharing; If you use Nautilus it uses Samba but stores its o...
by mhwelsh
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

altair4
I thought that I had sent this yesterday.
I have installed Xandros 4.1 with Xandros updates and you can see the results from the uploaded attachment.
by mhwelsh
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

Brian, I do not think that connecting a pc and a lap top in a simple network should require any special skills or understanding that the 'Complete Operating System' does not supply. More extensive networks with multiple users are a different kettle of fish. I do not think that the security risks tha...
by mhwelsh
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

I think that this reply overlaps both of your replies. After you have auto connected your network, you use the internet to sweep in updates and then you try file sharing between computers. It dosen't work. It can't find the distant computer. Assuming that samba config is the problem you try Samba Ho...
by mhwelsh
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

Brian, Point taken but I am aiming for the middle ground where Linux systems no longer require either a passion for learning, extraordinary obstinacy or a tame administrator to get them into a 'useable' state. With LinuxMint you can Auto Connect your network - having done that I expect it to work. a...
by mhwelsh
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

Thank you both for your responses. The motive behind the proposal is to make the system more attractive to computer users who do not want or cannot be bothered to fiddle if it does not work "out of the box". Brian D Your Network Administrator appears to be doing what I proposed, co-ordinating host n...
by mhwelsh
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Re: Host Names

In my very limited experience it appears that the hosts file is still used by other facilities/programmes as a resource, perhaps the only one, to coordinate host names and ip addresses within the local group. My suggestion is that the allocation of ip addresses should tell all users in the local net...
by mhwelsh
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Ping DHCP mystery

I have been away and read about DHCP, I can understand that. The important bit seems to be that to comply only the ip address needs to be sent back. The routers I have found harder to digest as there are too many if and when loops. Since last communicating I have tried another router and made sure t...
by mhwelsh
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Host Names
Replies: 33
Views: 3906

Host Names

This is not really a bug report it is really a 'it would be nice if' report. The following is based on two or more installations of MintLinux from scratch on two separate computers. The computers are to be connected through a router either by wireless or ethernet the behaviour is not apparently affe...
by mhwelsh
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Ping DHCP mystery

I am making the apparently false assumption that if I select auto connect for a wlan connection instigating that action will initiate a complete operation - no need for any file editing. That is the 'bug' that I am referring to. If you institute DHCP operation there is no guarantee that the DHCP mas...
by mhwelsh
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Ping DHCP mystery

With the two machines set to DHCP the system makes no entries into the hosts file and in MintLinux the lmhosts file is not used. (Supposed to be /etc/samba/lmhosts) From this I conclude that if the router does not convert ip names to ip numbers nothing else does therefore the system will have the sy...
by mhwelsh
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Ping DHCP mystery

Sorry I have not replied sooner. Since last writing the router had a freakout and as you are probably aware getting them to work again is not an easy task. The reason for the freakout was me having the temerity to change some settings. The change that appeared to cause the hysterics was changing DNS...
by mhwelsh
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Ping DHCP mystery

mhwelsh wrote:where are the optimum places for locating the DHCP master and the DNS server Your reply - The DHCP server is or should be built into the router, you do not need a DNS server as this is provided by your ISP. If this is the case why does the belkin router, the DHCP master, correctly disp...
by mhwelsh
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Ping DHCP mystery

The ip addresses allocated by the Belkin router have remained consistent. Windows 192.168.2.3 and linux 192.168.2.2. I do not really understand; "have you fixed the IP to the MAC in the DHCP server?" but I think that the answer is no I have merely 'checked' the DHCP on button. The editing of the hos...
by mhwelsh
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ping DHCP mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Ping DHCP mystery

I have two computers one named 'windows' and the other named 'linux'. These are both fed by a 'Belkin 54G' wireless router which is also fed with the output of a 'Voyager 205' ADSL modem/router which enables connection to the internet. The internal pci cards, Belkin wireless G desktop cards were ena...

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