Q. Why is it called ifconfig?
A. Because you are configuring an interface and several interfaces can connect to the internet
Q. tracert google.ca works. traceroute google.ca makes it to my router but not to my ISP's router. So it doesn't work.
A. Check and see if you have /etc/resolv.conf set up properly for nameservers. Mine for an example:
Q.Why do I have to be root to use these tools?
A. It's administering your system. Of course, you can give users permission to do things.
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
Easy software management: Red Carpet
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander
. You can install it by commanding:
Midnight Commander home page