[oclug] Some Network help please
mike at bigrideau.com
Mon Oct 7 14:41:39 EDT 2002
William Bradley wrote:
> I am trying to set up VNC to work on my two computers. The Windows 98 has the
> VNC server installed with the IP address of: 169.254.73.250
> The VNCviewer is set up on my linux unit running Mandrake 8.2.
> Both machines have "Intel Pro 10/100" network cards.
> When I set up the ethernet card ifconfig gives the following:
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:D0:B7:4F:38:86
> inet addr:192.168.0.1 Bcast:192.168.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
> UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:21 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> RX bytes:5494 (5.3 Kb) TX bytes:4720 (4.6 Kb)
> Interrupt:10 Base address:0xb800
> The IP addresses in the above were simple taken from a book and I don't know
> what they represent or what to change them to.
Your windows box and your linux box are on different nets (from an IP
point of view). You need to put them on the same network, or put a
router in the middle that can deal with things. Assuming you have an
extra IP address in the 169.254.73 net:
In linucxonf enter an IP address from the same net as your win box
(169.254.73.XXX). You should be able to ping the windows box now using
its ip address.
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