[oclug] Some Network help please
raywood at magma.ca
Tue Oct 8 09:00:33 EDT 2002
On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 08:10:17AM -0400, William Bradley remarked:
> On October 7, 2002 11:20 pm, you wrote:
> > It's because you don't have a dhcp server on your network. I did some
> > digging and the following *should* get you up and running:
> > DEVICE=eth0
> > BOOTPROTO=static
> > ONBOOT=yes
> > IPADDR=192.168.0.5
> > NETMASK=255.255.255.0
> > NETWORK=192.168.0.0
> > BROADCAST=192.168.0.255
> > Give that a whirl and see if it does the trick for the ifcfg-eth0 file.
> > You can probably take out the NETWORK line if for whatever reason you
> > get any problems. Again, I'm not really an expert on setting up
> > Mandrake from scripts, so this may very well not work.
> I tried the above and lo and behold the eth0 interface loaded. Thank you,
> finally. If it is not too much trouble could you explain the IP's above. I
> just don't understand how they come about. Or, point me where I can read it
> for myself.
> Thanks again,
One of the best ways to learn on your own is to read various
'HOWTO' documents. See http://www.tldp.org/
I believe there is a 'Networking HOWTO' -- that might be a good
place to start.
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