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From: Dauven Family <>
Subject: Re: NT 4.0, LINUX, and Win95
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 05:32:59 -0800
Mike & Susan Mundy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am running Microsoft NT 4.0, Win95, and just installed Linux on a third
> machine. Does anyone out there have experience connecting Linux to MS
> networks? I am running TCP/IP only, using Wingate as a proxy server.
> Thanks! Mike
If your are running Windows NT and Win 95 in native mode they are using
a protocol called Microsoft Net Bios Extended User Interface (Net BEUI)
which is not compatable with TCP/IP. If your are running TCP/IP as the
network protocol on all three machines they are talking with each other
but they can't share files. The Linex machine can run some dos programs
in the DOS emulator but it stores the data in a Unix format and not a
Dos format. If you use the linex machine as a server you and turn on
the Network Files for the Network Distributive Information System
(NFS/NDIS) which allows the Linex machine to store the data in a binary
form. They you have to run (NFS/NDIS) on the Windows NT and the Windows
95 machine to use the information.
So to make this less confusing when you set up your TCP/IP network on
all three machines you have to implement the NFS/NDIS functions so the
machines can share data.
O'Reilly and Associates have some really good manuals on this stuff.
If you have a dood technical book store some where near look for the
books that have a blue back and the TCP/IP manual has a Crab on the
front cover and the NFS/NIS has a picture of a lemur ont the front
cover. The cost 29.95 each I well be doing what your are doing in some
what more sophisticated form. I will be attaching a DEC Vaxstation
3100, VAXstation 2000 a IBM RISC/6000 and three PC's, one running
Windows for WorkGroups 3.11, one running Windows NT 3.51 and Linus on a
network here at the house. I will let you know how it turns out.
Jim (Renee other half)