one way network access problems

Mike Lovell toelovell at
Thu Nov 8 18:33:38 MST 2007

Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> Help...linux to xp networking
> I can't connect from linux to xp, on LAN with two linux boxes (one runs
> sarge, other etch). 
> What I can do, is surf the web, ping, email, all that works from XP out. I
> can connect to both linux boxes AND to a virtual windows instance on sarge,
> running on Win4Lin. I can even print to a printer connected to sarge, via
> printer share on that virtual windows session. 
> What I can NOT do is mount a shared C: drive on XP from either Debian
> machine, nor can I connect the other direction from virtual windows on
> sarge. 
> I made sure all the DNS settings were the same for sarge, etch, XP and the
> virtual windows machine. That then allowed XP to access the web; still, no
> other machine can access XP. 
> How do I get this all working? It worked fine until I powered everything
> down, hooked the three machines up via hardware KVM switch, to use my one
> large monitor. How do I get XP to let the other machines talk to it? 
> I know this is a linux list, but am hoping someone can point me in the right
> direction. 
> Scott
Did the XP Firewall get enabled? I have seen it get enabled by itself 
sometimes. It is definitely sounding like something on the XP box is 
blocking traffic.


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