Various things to remember when setting up the Home Network.

Alan Robert Clark

April 16, 2012

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I have a home network consisting of Linux box (server) and an XP box on a twisted ethernet cable, no hub, and my presentation machine (occasional plug in).

Hardcoded IP’s are: NeedleNardleNoo.home madam.home HesFallenInTheWater.home

For the Doze machine, need a hardcoded subnet mask of, and a hardcoded DNS of, Alt (96 replaced with 97 is the other one, but not enterable in XP)

Also, Default Gateway and WINS server are to be set to


Shares are samba based. Need to turn off Fedora Firewall, and tell Norton(on Doze2000) not to protect on the ether, only dial-up.

Change the default workgroup in /etc/samba/smb.conf from MYGROUP to workgroup to match Doze defaults.

Uncomment the line hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.

Uncomment the line preferred master = yes

Since user clark on Doze is passwordless, as root, run
smbpasswd -a -n clark
to allow printer usage etc. This requires the line
null passwords = yes
in the [global] section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.

Add the printer share:

        comment = lp0
        path = /var/spool/samba
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

Under System/Administration/Services, tick the box to start smb at boot.