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Software News   Software News : AmigaNetCenter released!
   posted by jtubbs on 24-Nov-2007 0:16:46 (3556 reads)
I have finally been able to release AmigaNetCenter, successor to the original Sambamatic. This release is alpha, even though it seems to be stable. It could have probably been beta, but it is still missing a bit of functionality.

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AmigaNetCenter consists of AmigaNB, a "from scratch" replacement for nmbd; NetCenter, which is a Client/Configuration utility for Samba, and the complete Samba2.2.5 binary distribution. Samba2.2.5 is distributed under the terms of its Gnu license.
It comes with an installer that (hopefully) will breeze you through the whole process. Included is a .pdf that provides instructions for any necessary installtion the installer could not take care of for you.
The goal of AmigaNetCenter is to take away the frustration of connecting your Amiga to your home network. AmigaNetCenter requires OS/4, and has been tested with Fedora Core 6, WindowsXP and Vista (Vista, unfortunately, seems to have issues with Samba2.2.5).
The archive will be found at OS4Depot.net. Enjoy! Jim
    

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FluffyMcDeath 
Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
Posted on 24-Nov-2007 0:35:11
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Oh me gots to try that right away.

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Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
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After I uploaded the archive, and while posting this news item, it ocurred to me that you can't read the installation instructions on the .pdf until after you've installed the archive....duh. Go ahead and install, but before you reboot your A1, read the pdf, especially the section about first time startup and work group discovery. When you reboot, AmigaNB will be started for you by User-startup.

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Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
Posted on 24-Nov-2007 0:51:30
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hi!
great news! thanks!
any chances to an os3.x (or maybe a mos) port?
i always stayed away from samba coz of the difficult install procedure, but love'd to use it.
or amiganetcenter (love the name:) uses os4 specific features?

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jtubbs 
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I've toyed with the idea. The gui is heavily dependent upon OS/4 version of ReAction, and so would require a bit of work to make it 3.x compatible. Otherwise, as long as bsdsocket.library is current it would be doable. As to MOS, I don't know anything about it. Sorry
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Hans 
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I have a few comments:
- Give the pdf file an icon. You just need to right-click on it and select information, then click save.
- I already had Samba installed, so it failed on startup. It then wrote 0.0.0.0 as IP address in whatever config file it uses and this refused to change, even after reset. The IP address should really be detected on startup. For security, maybe it should be configurable to choose which network interfaces AmigaNetCentre & smbd are allowed to connect to.
- Snoopy said that AmigaNB read from a file in sys:prefs/env-archive/ directly. You should be reading from ENV, or ENVARC:. Maybe someone else can explain the correct way to read/write ENV variables, as I can't remember. Of course, you might be doing this but Snoopy shows the actual path to the file.
- User-startup still had my old samba install assigned. This may or may not have caused trouble.
- Your log files and lmbshare files are in the archive. You may want to delete those
- AmigaNetCentre doesn't see my Windows XP machine at all; the list is blank

Finally, even after I had fixed Samba to use the new installation, and copied my smb.conf file over, my windows PC still couldn't connect to my Amiga. As soon as I deactivated AmigaNetCentre and started up nmbd, it could. Unfortunately I have no idea why. My Amiga is listed by my windows machine, but it just says that it's not accessible. The only thing I can say is that it's not connecting to Samba's port because smbd is never started by Roadshow. If I give Windows the IP address, it will connect just fine.

Unfortunately I can't give you any more detail. I've discovered that NetworkSnooper only works for 68k programs. I'll have to wait until an OS4 native version is made. There's nothing special about my Windows XP install.

Hans


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acefnq 
Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
Posted on 24-Nov-2007 2:37:55
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works great here, although having a few problems accessing my A1 from my XP box but works great the other way around. Also The Netcenter icon did not appear after install, that was easily fixed though. Great work, thank you.

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salass00 
Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
Posted on 24-Nov-2007 7:33:33
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Quote:

- Give the pdf file an icon. You just need to right-click on it and select information, then click save.


Even easier method:
Left-click and snapshot.

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jtubbs 
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Posted on 24-Nov-2007 9:16:56
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A thread is started in the OS4 developers forum for anyone who wishes to report bugs and other issues related to AmigaNetCenter.

Jim

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Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
Posted on 24-Nov-2007 10:09:49
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@jtubbs

Nice work man! too bad i do not have OS4 to try it out, fix the remaining bugs and the installer
and this could be a 'must have' for every OS4 user.


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Swoop 
Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
Posted on 24-Nov-2007 20:53:19
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@salass00

Quote:
Even easier method:
Left-click and snapshot.

Sorry to be a pain but it's Right-click and snapshot.

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Re: AmigaNetCenter released!
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"Unfortunately I can't give you any more detail. I've discovered that NetworkSnooper only works for 68k programs."

are you sure? it works with every stack that used bsdsocket.library (at least on MOS/MosNET it works)

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Hans 
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@FrAmiga

Yes, I'm sure. It's only patching the 68k library calls, not the OS4 interfaces.

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Quote:

Sorry to be a pain but it's Right-click and snapshot.


No problem, but It's left-click for selecting the file.

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Pierre55 
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Posted on 1-Dec-2007 15:40:28
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Sorry...

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