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    Im thinking of building a computer for storage and for playing mp3s on. My problem is that I wanna be able to transfer files between Linux AND Windows and this new comp. Is this possible? I have a LAN here through a router/switch.

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    Both sides have an IP stack so use sockets if you want to write your own. Berkeley sockets on the Nix, Winsock, (which is based on Berkeley), on the Win.

    Alternatively you will probably find it easy enough to use the supplied utilities.
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    That should get you started.

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    >>I'm thinking of building a computer for storage and for playing mp3s on<<

    Why bother? Just get another HDD, dedicated soley for MP3's.

    >> My problem is that I wanna be able to transfer files between Linux AND Windows and this new comp<<

    As adrianxw said, both can use an IP protocol, it would be dead simple to transfer files. A router would be fine to use, as long you can hook up both machines, dedicate each with a unique address, and ping from one to the other.

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    >>Why bother? Just get another HDD, dedicated soley for MP3's.

    Because playing them on another pc lowers resource useage on yours, helps if u have a low-end machine.

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    I suppose that's a good point, but if you're using a processor over 1Ghz, and have 512+ RAM, etc. resource consumption shouldn't be that much of an issue, should it?

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    Probably not (got 2.0Ghz + 512 DDR), but I'd like a file server for use between mine and my sister's comp. Also I could set the other comp to download stuff on my cable connection, so my other comp doesn't have to waste time transfering to it through the lan

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    Samba?

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    Originally posted by Vber
    Samba?
    you obviously didn't see where my "clicky" went to...

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