My prevoius thread for this solution was solved by some "Virus". But now I want to connect the computers: a linux and a windows! I want to share files between linux and windows. I got my 2 winxp pc's connected finally: Here's the previous thread: http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=305133&highlight=#305133 This time the linux recognizes the folders on xp. But in xp I cant do the same! I tried samba server, corrected the workgroup name..but only the computer name appeared in xp. But the error "You might not have permission to use the network resource" again appeared ! How to connect the linux and xp? Is there a better way instead samba server?? Thanx in advance!