I attempted to move one of machines from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 and basically trashed my system. The most significant thing that I noticed in setting up Fedora 9 was that when I tried to set a static ip address for the machine, I lost the network and I could not get it back even when I re-enabled DHCP.
After I rebuild the system on Fedora 8 to get back to where I was initially, I will image the system so that I can restore to this condition. Then I will attempt the Fedora 9 piece again.
This machine is serving three functions in my network:
1. It is a Linux workstation in my workshop.
2. It is an online Samba server that can assume the windows-server function if my primary server goes down.
3. It is my system archiver running BackupPC.
I am currently not getting the expected operation from Samba. I can ssh connect in both directions between primary windows server and the backup server. I can also browse and access the shares on the primary server via Gnome>computer>network. While I can see the windows workstations, I cannot access shared folders on them as I could in the previous setup. I can connect to shares on this machine from windows and access all shares from the primary server via Gnome>computer>network. The primary server can access shared folders on my windows workstations.
I am missing something and have yet to figure it out. I am hoping someone here can help me discover what I have forgotten to do. I have compared setting between this rebuild and the running primary Samba server (also on Fedora 8) and can find no differences in setup, but I may just not be looking in the right place. -- ken