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Internet & Network

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This section is where you would configure settings to do with internet and networking under KDE.

Desktop Sharing

Desktop Sharing allows you to invite someone to share your session with you, or can enable you to log in remotely to your machine from another location. You would then use a VNC client like KDE's Remote Desktop Connection application to control your desktop over the network. This is extremely useful if you want someone to help you perform a task.

Here you can create and manage invitations as well as set your security policy for uninvited connections. You can also configure whether to show a background image and which port for the service to 'listen' on.

File Sharing

File sharing allows you to configure Samba (MicrosoftWindows�) and NFS (UNIX�) file sharing. To make changes in this module you need to have the root or administrator password. This is where you would set up whether users are allowed to share files without knowing the root password, and which users are allowed to do so. You can also configure which folders you're like to be shared, using which type of sharing and who is allowed to view these shares.

Local Network Browsing

Here you can configure options related to browsing network shares in Konqueror. Konqueror is able to browse a variety of network shares and manipulate remote files as though they were on your local machine. You can configure it to remember your preferred username and password for connecting to Windows� shares (Samba). You can also set what types of network shares you would like to be able to browse, including FTP, NFS and SMB.

Local Network Chat

This module allows you to configure options relating to the UNIX talk daemon. It is a very simple network chat program that runs in a terminal, designed for chatting over a local area network. Some of its features are being able to set up an 'answering machine' that will email to you messages left for you, and being able to forward messages to another location.


Here you can set advanced networking options such as timeout values for server connects. Usually you would leave these options at the defaults unless you really knew what you were doing.


This is where you would configure KDE to connect to a proxy server rather than directly to the internet. Once again you would generally leave these options at their defaults unless you really knew what you were doing. If you do use a proxy server your network administrator will be able to tell you what details to fill in here.

Samba Configuration

The Samba Configuration module requires the root or administrator password. It is an advanced configuration tool that allows you to control Samba's security, shares, users and printers in an intuitive graphical interface. This is a very powerful tool with support for configuring everything from simple file and printer sharing, to using your Samba server as a Windows� NT Domain Controller.

Web Browser

This module is where you would configure options relating to Konqueror as a web-browser. The usual options you would expect from a webbrowser, such as cookie configuration, cache and history can be found here as well as sections to modify keyboard shortcuts, plugins and fonts.

Wireless Network

Here you can set up different profiles for your Wireless card, to be able to quickly switch settings if you connect to multiple networks. You can select a profile to be loaded on KDE startup.

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