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'
File sharing allows you to configure Samba (Microsoft� Windows�) 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
Local Network Chat
This module allows you to configure options relating to the UNIX�
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.
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
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
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.