Phantom Wolf wrote:If you're running Windows 7 (I assume you are because of the Cain reference), I would look into Homegroup. If not, search for something along the lines of "Windows <version here> file sharing".
This won't function like a network filesystem, but it'll probably accomplish your goals.
LoGiCaL__ wrote:First which ever computer has the drive on it you need to share that drive and take note of the host name. Secondly, for each computer that you want to connect to that drive and share with you would want to go into my computer, then click on "map network drive". The path would be \\hostname\path or \\host ip\path
Thanks again for another reply, LoGiCaL__
Would the host name be the name of the computer in this case?
Also, could I set up a domain, or do I need a Windows server for that? (Is it even necessary, or will it just be a waste of time?)
Nevertheless, thanks for the answer, I'll try my way around and see what I can do, hopefully it will work!
The host name is the name of the computer. You can get it by opening up command prompt and typing in: hostname . You don't need a domain setup for this. Also if the other pc's aren't Win7 make sure that you Win7 pc is updated. I had this issue working in circles for hours just to find out the win7 pc on the network wasn't up to date and was causing all kinds of odd issues printing and connectivity wise.
Cheers for the heads up, but everything here seems to be running smoothly! My PC is up to date, and I have all the drive paths easily access able
Working on a usb-stick at the moment, with ISO's of different Linux distros as I've never used Linux before, if you got any suggestions I would love to hear them.
Everyone like's something different for their own reasons. However, if it's your first time on linux then you will probably like ubuntu. Trying many out is just something you have to go through on your own and figure out what works for you and your current situation. Personally I like openSuse as my main OS at home and use debian text-only for my dev server. However, I went through many flavors before I found out which ones I wanted to stick with.
Good luck and have fun.
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