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Old 01-13-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
Jamesnslater
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Angry Probably a typical newbie problem


Ok I have a slight problem with connecting to the internet through my schools network the require that each computer has a computer name and according to the network administrator when I boot into Mandrake Linux 9.2 my computer dosn't have a name if it helps it requires a tcp/ip protocol and I just learned the use of the command ifconfig and havn't had a chance to see if my network card works properly
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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Change your hostname and domain name using the:

hostname command

man hostname for more details.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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ok thanks but will that tell me what my computer logs on as?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 08:10 PM   #4
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tcp/ip has nothing to do with hostnames. you need to set up your interfaces correctly. edit your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethx and make your file read

DEVICE=etho ---or whatever device ifconfig shows
BOOTPROTO=dhcp --if you are dhcp, if your are static,enter static
IPADDR=x.x.x.x --if you are static
NETMASK=255.255.x.x - if you are static
ONBOOT=yes

now you can use the commands ifup and ifdown to bring your interface up and down.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 08:22 PM   #5
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Oh thanks man
 
Old 01-15-2004, 11:28 AM   #6
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big help

Thanks you guys that was a big help I also found that Mandrake 9.2 make a file in /etc/netprofiles/list that lists all the config files used by a particular user profile I'm not sure if any other distro does that
 
Old 01-15-2004, 11:43 AM   #7
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If the network is mainly of windows computers, you will probably need to run nmbd (part of the samba suite)
 
  


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