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Re: [vox-tech] home network - how to make a UNIX known to the otherPC (Windows)
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Re: [vox-tech] home network - how to make a UNIX known to the otherPC (Windows)



On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 07:48:43PM -0700, Nick Schmalenberger wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 10:07:23PM -0400, Hai Yi wrote:
> > This might be a very simple question, so forgive me if it is.
> > 
> > I have two PCs at home. One is Ubuntu the other is Windows XP.
> > 
> > Ubuntu machine has a name "zodiac", how can it makes it known to the
> > Window XP machine? I want to install a tightvnc server on Ubuntu and a
> > client on Windows so it can visit the Ubuntu.
> > 
> > I  guess I need to modify the hosts and network files on Win XP to
> > include the IP and name of the Ubuntu machine?
> >
> Yes, that would work well. The Windows XP hosts file is
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
> You can also use nmbd in samba to advertise your Ubuntu computer using
> the Windows SMB protocol.

Not necessary. Netbios already broadcasts the name.

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