one way network access problems

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Thu Nov 8 20:47:45 MST 2007

On 08 Nov 2007, at 18:33, Mike Lovell wrote:

> 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.

What service on XP are you trying to connect to?


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