My private LAN consists of 4 computers. 3 are windows2000 prof boxes and 1 is Windows 98. For the three Win2000 the IP address I've given is 192.168.0.1,2,3 and
have been named com1, com2 and com3 respectively. For the Win98 it is 192.168.0.10 and the name is com4. All the computers belong to the same WORKGROUP. They have
been connected to one HUB by CAT 5 cable. The problem is, the Win98 machine can seen the other computers but when I double click the com computers Im asked
to enter a password for /com/IPC$ and I don't know what password to enter. Even if I enter the admin password of the above machines it doesn't work. Please
tell me what do I have to do to connect Win98 with the other machines.
Now one more question. If I connect Linux to the Internet and provide IP masquerade facility, can windows machines access the Internet through this Linux machine and
also what are benefits of doing so. Also will my internal machines be safe from Blaster virus and the other worms. So please help me how to set up this network so that
my Linux and internal Windows machines are safe from virus attacks.