Yet another networking post: Limiting access to a share

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journey44

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Hey everybody!

Im so used to using Linux, but im sure theres something that can be done in WinXP Home, just not really sure what to do with it-

Maybe limiting by IP or MAC like i can do in Mandrake? Any thoughts?

Pete
 
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People will need a little more info on exactly what you are attempting to do.

Limiting a share on what?

In xp you can right click on drive, folder, or file and select sharing and security!
 

journey44

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I have a lan in the house......8 computers believe it or not :p

I have a fileserver that runs WinXP now- I needed to for a gams :-/ at any rate, I want to share a drive, D, across the network but ONLY to my laptop.

Oh .... what about login settings? Sorry....again, the laptop runs windows but its been a pretty Linux world the last year or so
 
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You can right-click the D: drive and select sharing and security. Choose to share and in the share name textbox, name it with whatever you choose and then end it with the ($) dollar sign. That will only prevent it from being seen by other users on the network.

You can then set your laptop up with a mapped drive to your hidden share.

There may be other, more secure ways, but this should work for you.
 
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