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Linux On A Uni Intranet


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#1 Mike000000001

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:31 PM

My daughter just got the latest MSN virus bad. I was wondering if I should swap her to Linux?

One thing: she has a login as server/username on the intranet. How would that work with Linux?

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:05 PM

You'd probably need to provide more details on the environment that she logs on to. I think Samba would probably come in handy though.

Edited by silmaril8n, 26 November 2006 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:58 PM

Given that she does a server login into (presumably) a windows domain, how would she do that in Linux? The login is :

User: server/username
Passwd: password

in the NT-style login screen. She needs to do that to authenticate onto the network, else there is no internet access. Now, I used to get around that by attaching a server drive with username and password (Linux equivalent of mount?) But how will her login even see the server?

I notice that in installation there was an option for windows domain authentication or local. Surely she would not have to reinstall just to do that?

Sorry, I am a newbie to Unix. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:49 PM

What internal network is she trying to attach to. And for what purpose? File sharing, printers? How is email handled?

Most linux distros come with a product called SaMBa that allows you to connect to a Windows Network (also called a SMB network).
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