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Old 08-11-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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/etc/network/interfaces help


I just installed ubuntu server and the first thing I want to do is make a router/gateway. I found a guide that has instructed me to edit /etc/network/interfaces which I'm comfortable doing. However, I would very much like to know whats going on and how everything works. I read the man page for interfaces(5) but that didn't help me a whole lot. Can anyone suggest a good tutorial for that stuff? A video tutorial would be great. Thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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Hi,

sorry never seen a good tutorial on the topic. Would you settle for good documentation?
If so, you could try:

http://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de...e/ch05.en.html


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A video tutorial would be great.
A video tutorial to show how to edit network config files? Joke?

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the resources.

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A video tutorial to show how to edit network config files? Joke?
Yes, to someone new the network config file and man page is greek. After reading through part of http://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration and the man page description I now *think* I know approximately what the 'inet' statement does. It seems like it is assumed you already know what a lot of things mean, what they do, and how and when to use them. A video tutorial for network configuration would be great.

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Old 08-12-2010, 02:17 PM   #4
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Hi,

Just a few links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 08-12-2010, 08:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the resources.



Yes, to someone new the network config file and man page is greek. After reading through part of http://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration and the man page description I now *think* I know approximately what the 'inet' statement does.
The inet in a line like
Code:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Indicates that it is a standard TCP/IP network. I checked the man page and it seems you and can also have "ipx" for "IPX networking" (I don't know what that is) and inet6 for IPv6. I've never seen anything other than inet used.


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It seems like it is assumed you already know what a lot of things mean, what they do, and how and when to use them. A video tutorial for network configuration would be great.
I understand that a tutorial would be useful but I can't imagine how a video tutorial could be anything but worse than a written one.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
  


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