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Old 12-26-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
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LAN in LINux


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I am a newbie
My distro are PCLinuxOS and Sabajon Linux
I have 4 pc whith switch 5 port.
Help me for LAN
1-Modem-router Pirelli ADSL DHCP disable
2-PC Pentium3/933 whith PCLinuxOS
3-Notebook Acer AMD Athlon/2.2 whith WIN XP PRO
4-PC AMD Sempron/3.0 whith Sabajon Linux
5-PC AMD Athlon/2.4 whith Sabajon Linux
OK! Start is?
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:48 AM   #2
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So what is your question?
 
Old 12-27-2006, 05:03 AM   #3
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I want build a LAN in my office
 
Old 12-27-2006, 07:39 AM   #4
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Well, not very different from building a LAN from Windows systems. You can start with the wires Only the config tools are different, the general tool for setting the network interfaces is called 'ifconfig' - it's command line tool (see "man ifconfig"), or some GUI tool specific to your distribution. Besides, on the Linux boxes you'll have to set up Samba - for interoperability with the windows file sharing. And you can set NFS or CODA, which are the native UNIX and Linux file sharing systems. Actually, building the network itself is not a question of the OS of the workstations - everything that you can make with windows, you can do with linux too, and more.
 
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Most routers have a default configuration, that is not at all secure. Since this is a business, you need to sit down with the router documentation and decide how you want the lan to operate. There is a preset password, you need to change that after installation. If it is wireless, or you ever want to use wireless, you will need WAP encryption. If it is hard wired, and the wireing is secure, ( no public access ), then you usually don't need WAP.

DHCP or static IP addresses. If you want file sharing, then static IP makes life easier. DHCP if there is no sharing, ( you can get it to work with DHCP ) but it is more troublesome with DHCP.

Run the cables from each work station to the router, and plug them in. That is about it for the hardware part.

As stated above by another poster, the tools are different for configuring windoze and linux. If you want one person for configuring the linux systems, look into installing Webmin. It is available for all distros. It allows you to configure any machine through a web browser. All you need is IP access to the system.

If you have other questions, please ask, be as specific as possible.
 
  


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