[oclug] Networking for a newbie
rod at giffinscientific.com
Fri Aug 2 19:49:14 EDT 2002
On Friday 02 August 2002 07:42 pm, William Bradley wrote:
> My exposure to linux is limited but I've got to the point where I can
> run mySQL from the command line and from phpMyAdmin and Webmin.My system
> is Mandrake 8.2. I would like to now embark on networking.I have two
> machines at home that I can practice on and need network cards for both
> of them. Is there a particular card I should look for? If and when I get
> it all working I might transfer it all to a client with a small four
> machine network which only has a light load. Is there a fairly simple
> way of doing this?
Regarding network cards, my personal preference is for 3Com, but you'll find
them quite expensive. I also use Linksys, and D-link cards and have
experienced no issues whatsoever. I've even got a system with a generic,
no-name brand card that I think is some sort of NE-2000/3000 clone 10/100
card that works just fine with Mandrake 8.2.
As for transfering to your client... You should experience no issues
transfering data to your client, although you wern't clear on exactly what
you wanted to transfer. If you have network access, and webmin is configured
on your client's systems, it provides some useful and secure tools for doing
a file transfer.
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