[wellylug] samba server and dhcp

Enkidu enkidu at cliffp.com
Mon May 10 21:48:03 NZST 2004


On Mon, 10 May 2004 14:28:54 +1200, you wrote:

>1,000 pardons for some lameness on my part!
>
>At 13:21 09/05/04 +1200, Cliff wrote:
>
>>Have you considered that it might be hardware?  The NIC might begoing
>>bad, the cable(s) may have problems... 
>
>Thanks for that suggestion. As it turns out (blush), I had a crosslink
>cable (not labelled as such) plugged into my hub's uplink plug (which I
>didn't know existed until I crawled around with a flashlight and looked)
>plugged into the Linux laptop, which would explain its bizarre behaviour.
>If I'd plugged it into another plug it wouldn't have worked at all, which
>would have been better in this case. Sorry for wasting people's time, but I
>did gain some very useful tips from Sam on the dhcp and Samba setup.
>
No worries, Philip. I suspect we have all done similar. But pleeeease
--- if you push a plug INTO it, it's a socket, surely? Or a port if
you prefer.

Cheers,

Cliff




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