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Old 06-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
ronraj
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Linksys router,access point & networking


I recently asked some questions about netorking my computer. In my /etc/resolv.conf file I have,
; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
search smallbusiness.yahoo.com/domains(?)
nameserver 63.240.76.135(?)
nameserver 204.127.194.11(?)

I have a cable modem and dhcp. I registered my domain thru Yahoo. Following advice I went to zoneedit.com and redirected my domain to zoneedit.
On my /etc/hosts file I have
192.168.0.1 (?)

I am using Linksys router BEFW1154, Access Point WAP11 and Linksys notecards. all of them 802.11b.
In my /etc/sysconfig/network file I have,
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME = (?)
In my HTTP(Server setting) I have Main-Basic-servername = sos(?)
I need help from the gurus in setting up my server and wireless network. Where am I going wrong, specially those ? mark areas?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 06-08-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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I am using a Fedora which came with the book The Complete Reference Guide to Redhat Linux.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #4
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How many computers are we talking about here? You mention 'notecards' by which I assume you mean PCcards or PCMCIA cards? Which again leads me to believe that you are using a laptop somewhere in your Network.

I am also wondering why you are using DCHP which as you probably know is a dynamic system for naming (IP address allocation from a main DCHP server) the computers and peripherals on your netrwork. To my mind this is not the most secure way odf setting up a network ("LAN" or local area network) especially when it appears that you have a Website hosted on one of your boxes. I would suggest that you use static IP addresses for each of your computers and NICs (Network interface cards, which to my mind include wireless cards and routers), again it appears from your question that you have a cable connection to two domain servers (provided by your ISP (the cable company) and you have an internal (LAN) IP address (presumeably for the the router) in the 'private' IP address range of 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.255 (don't use this last number in this range as it is used for 'broadcast', i.e. sending a post-it note like message to all IP addresses in the LAN that, for instance, the Web Server (Apache or httpd) is going down, or that the Server is being rebooted, etc..

Furthermore, in order to secure your wireless network from passing strangers, I would suggest that you learn about MAC addresses, which can be used to permit and/or proscribe any traffic (wirelessly) between the various computers and the peripherals.

Incidentally, when you advise the number of computers on your LAN, please also advise the names (hostname) that you have given them - 'localhost' applies to each machine internally and is not a solution - although I must admit that it should not be overwritten, just use an alias such as Dell or IBM or laptop or FC3 or whatever.

If you can describe your LAN in terms of physical layout, I might be able to help you set up a secure network. By the way do you have a firewall? Is the Linksys router 'programable'? and does it provide firewall settings?

if indeed you are hosting your own website I would suggest that you use your browser (presumeably Firefox 1.0.4) to go to www.grc.com and run ShieldsUP (you have to click on it, and then scroll down a few items and click on that) and you will get an online report of what the rest of the world can see of your computer(s) from the internet and what ports are open on your machine.

HTH
 
Old 06-13-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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I have a desktop which has the Linux (Fedora) and a Laptop (Windows XP prof) and another desktop (XP prof).
When I ping www dot ronrajbang dot com I get

PING premium5.geo.yahoo.akadns.net (68.142.234.45) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from p5w2.geo.re2.yahoo.com (68.142.234.45): icmp_seq=0 ttl=54 time=45.2 ms

when I ping sos dot ronrajbang dot com I get

PING sos.ronrajbang.com (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from sos.ronrajbang.com (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.086 ms

When I look into the page source of www dot ronrajbang dot com I get

<html><head><title>ronrajbang.com</title></head><frameset rows="*,45" scrolling="yes" border="0"><frame src="http://ns8.zoneedit.com"><frame src="http://webhosting.yahoo.com/forward.html" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></frameset></html>

I put an index dot html file in /var//www/html directory. But it does not show up.
Should I put my index file somewhere else?

After getting my website in the internet, I would like to connect wirelessly with other computers at home.
Thanks.

ronraj
 
  


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