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Old 03-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
rinku
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LAN over Linux


hello all

i am an engg student and in my hostel my four friends has

connected LAN by four computer and i want to connect their

LAN in linux(redhat release 9).

so anybody can tell me, how to connect to lan in linux?

how to configure LAN in linux(exact procedure).


i will be very thankful for you intelligent guy.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...ary/l-lan.html

Read and follow the instructions from the above document.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 11:08 PM   #3
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LAN info

hello all

i have connected the LAN using four computer(there is no server).each
computer is connected directly through hub.(in redhat linux relaese 9).

can anybody tell me how would i know that LAN is running correctly

(i maen to say that windows gives us proper specification in the system tray

but how would i know all this in linux).

i would be very thankful to you....
 
Old 03-11-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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If you can connect to other machines, you're probably OK. If you'd like to detect it programmatically you could try to ping other hosts and see if it succeeds (assuming other hosts don't filter ICMP traffic). If you've got a DHCP server on your LAN and you use it, you can also check if you've obtained an IP address.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 09:03 AM   #5
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configuring LAN

hello all

can anybody tell me how to configure lan

in redhat linux release 9

i want to connect lan between 4 computer directly(means there is no server).
configure LAN (and how do i know LAN is connected and running).

i would be very thankful to you.!!
 
Old 03-12-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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Connect to LAN

hello

i am totally confused to connect 4 computer directly through LAN (means there is no server)
every comp. directly connected

can anybody tell me how to connect them in (REDHAT RELEASE 9)

please tell me complete procedure to connect them.

i would be very thankful to you
 
Old 03-12-2005, 10:12 AM   #7
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get a hub/switch, connect all computers to hub/switch and configure their network interfaces

ip: 192.168.0.[1-4]
netmask: 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.0.255
gateway: leave blank
 
Old 03-12-2005, 10:14 AM   #8
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file sharing in LAN

hello all

please tell me how to share file in linux in lan
how can i see that i am sharing these files.
and how send messages to another computer
 
Old 03-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #9
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How about Secure Shell?

man ssh
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:08 AM   #10
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How about just using a switch.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:18 AM   #11
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do you have a hub ? (it's a good idea to have one) if you do, then you can set them up in star topology.

Star topology is easy to set up and maintain. Take a look at the diagram before going any further.

OK. now you know what you need to set up. You'll need the right hardware. Ask me if you need help with the hardware.

SOFTWARE BIT:

Now, that you have wired up all the computers, you need to set up a few things.
The first is IP address. Are ALL your computers Linux? if they are not let me know and I'll help you.
the head honchos of TCP/IP (sorry, computer class lesson memory dim) set aside the 192.168 addresses for private (ie home) use. Ok, so you should give your computers the IP addresses of 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 192.168.0.4 192.168.0.5. Write this down. I assume you have named your computers unique memorable names (like Dad's, Mum's, etc.) on a sheet of paper write down the name and then the IP address.

Now, you know what to name them, now you need to know how to do it. find the networking bit under the system configuration. sorry, somebody running redhat will have to help you with that You should have set up a unique address during the install, but there should be someway to change it.

titanium_geek

(can you be a bit more specific? I could write a book on this stuff.)
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:36 PM   #12
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If all the computers are linux than as mentioned above, ssh is trhe way to do it with the scp (secure copy) command. If you have computers running Redmond's attempt at an OS, then you'll need to get samba server running. Samba server allows windows machines to see the samba server. SAmba also allows linux clients to see it, so one samba server can hold all the files you want to share between all of the computers.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 03-13-2005, 01:32 AM   #13
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Lan

hello all

can anybody tell me how to send text messages over LAN.

i have connected four computer directly(peer to peer) in REDHAT RELEASE 9


dont tell me the commnand "smbclient -M <hostname>".

please tell me another command except this because i do not configure through samba

every computer is running REDHAT RELEASE 9.

and please tell me how to share the files .




i would be very thankful to you!!
 
Old 03-13-2005, 04:02 AM   #14
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I see two questions here. How to send messages and how to share files.

Messages
The write command would only work if you telnet'd to another PC and then used the command, so that might be an option, beyond that, my suggestions is to use AIM or MSN messengers and send each other IM's.

Sharing files.
Since you all have linux, setup an NFS share. There should be guides on LQ, or search google
 
Old 03-13-2005, 05:55 AM   #15
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Lan

hello all

can anybody tell me how to send text messages over LAN.

i have connected four computer directly(peer to peer) in REDHAT RELEASE 9





every computer is running REDHAT RELEASE 9.

and please tell me how to share the files .




i would be very thankful to you!!
 
  


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