Re: XP home networking query
Mike Scott wrote:
> After upgrading one of my 2 windows boxes ("paris") from '98 to XP (the
> other ("picard") already has been running XP for a while), I've hit a
> snag with the file-sharing.
> Firstly, it's evident that under XP home M$ have made things less secure
> - '98 offered sharing controlled by password which seems to have gone.[/color]
It"s the "HOME" edition. Well, you do have identical logons on both
machines? So you are authenticated through logon, and that credentials are
transferred when trying to open a share.
> Also accessing shares across the LAN seems very slow compared to win98.
> I don't suppose there's any way of restoring the old, better imo,
Disable the "web(dav) client service". XP otherwise tries to connect to
another pc first using that, and waits for the timeout.
> Worse though is that something is messed up with (presumably) file
> permissions. Picard has a share (\\picard\dumps) that works as expected
> - it has write permissions set and I can access it and subfolders from
> paris and from a FreeBSD/samba3 machine -- in fact I use it to hold
> dumps from the latter.
> However, when I try to export a share from paris, although the share is
> visible from both picard and the fbsd box, and the share is mountable,
> there are permissions problems with the individual folders within. I've[/color]
Individual "private" folders are not configured for sharing. Guess in XP
home there is no "privileges" setting available to correct this, except you
logon as "the" administrator which only is possible ("HOME") in safe mode.
> Any ideas please???[/color]
When it comes to advanced networking or when you want to (play with) domain
logons, you have to bite the bullet and upgrade to PRO, unless you want
clumsy workarounds everywhere. Or use Linux :).
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