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Old 07-31-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
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eth0 in slackware

I'm trying to configure my network to acess the internet. I used netconfig and can acess other machiens on my network, but not the internet. I think the gateway isn't set.

I type route:

Destination | Gateway *

1) What is the destination? (What is it for?)

2) How do I put in a gateway?

I tried 'route add default dev eth0'

doesn't work.

Old 07-31-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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try running 'netconfig' as root, and after that 'ifconfig'
to check if it's up.
Old 07-31-2003, 11:09 AM   #3
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Ok, it works now!

route add -net 0/0 gw netmask

but now i have a bunch of entries i don't want

1) How do I delete the other entries?

2) Why didn't netconfig do this for me? It asked for my gateway and netmask.....?
Old 07-31-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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Ok actually that didn't work, but the entry that works is the one with for the netmask...go figure.

Now, how do I delete entries?
Old 07-31-2003, 12:06 PM   #5
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netconfig should have asked you for the details of your gateway that should be all thats needed so long as the gateway is setup with NAT/IP-Masq to allow you out onto the web.

Post the output of ifconfig, route -n and tell us what the IP address of your gateway is.


Old 08-01-2003, 04:28 AM   #6
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edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1

Thats where all your entries IP related go

edit /etc/resolv.conf thats where your dns and search paths are

edit /etc/hosts this is your hosts file where it names your pc


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