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Old 06-25-2005, 10:25 AM   #16
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thanks

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Old 06-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #17
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can you give me more details on editing the two files
/etc/networking/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf?

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Old 06-25-2005, 01:22 PM   #18
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Do 'man interfaces' for syntax.

As long as web browser and Gnome are considered, I think there is an utility 'tasksel' in Woody, with this utility you can do rough configuration, install Gnome and so on.
 
Old 06-25-2005, 02:29 PM   #19
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ok this might not help much but Debian Woody was the first Linux distro I installed aswell, so I can relate. I would recommend that you scrap the installation entirely and download the iso for Debian Sarge. I heard the installer is much improved and may allow you to setup your network without doing some complex adjustment to a configuration file. Well that's my 2 cents anyway.
 
Old 06-25-2005, 02:30 PM   #20
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The /etc/network/interfaces file should look similar to this.

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system and how to activate them.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
address machine_ip
netmask netmask_ip
network network_ip
broadcast broadcast_ip
gateway yourgateway_ip
dns-nameservers nameserver's_ip

While the /etc/resolv.conf should look similar to this

nameserver nameserver's_ip

That should do your work. You could also go through the manual page for interfaces.

-Prasanta
 
Old 06-25-2005, 02:49 PM   #21
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what is broadcast? is it dhcp server?

what is the network ip? I can't find it in windows.

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Old 06-25-2005, 05:05 PM   #22
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Broadcast address refers to the ability to address a message that is broadcast to all stations or hosts on a network. The IP address 255.255.255.255 (in binary, all 1s) is the general broadcast address. You can't use this address to broadcast a message to every user on the Internet because routers block it, so all you end up doing is broadcasting it to all hosts on your own network. The broadcast address for a specific network includes all 1s in the host portion of the IP address. For example, on the class C network 192.168.1.0, the last byte indicates the host address (a 0 in this position doesn't refer to any host, but provides a way to refer to the entire network). The value 255 in this position fills it with all 1s, which indicates the network broadcast address, so packets sent to 192.168.1.255 are sent to all hosts on the network.

Network is required for kernels greater then 2.0x. This line is redundant and can be left.

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