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Old 07-13-2002, 10:14 PM   #1
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Net Config

I am back and still clueless. I am tring to get my linux box config for the internet on a static IP. I can get it to work with dhcp but not static. I am using netconfig to do the work. When i put in my ip to my router it configs the rest of the selections
netmask defalt gateway
Primarynameserver Where is it pulling these from I can ping inside the network but cant get to the internet.

Old 07-14-2002, 01:49 AM   #2
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Don't use the numbers it throws in there. If your using a static IP, then you need to also specify your Gateway, Nameserver...etc. Unless what it automatically gives you is correct which in most cases isn't, most likely that is why its not working..

And if your pinging inside the network, then most likely its a problem with DNS, just add those entries to your /etc/resolv.conf
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I am behind a router. I want to static the linux box so I can forward ports to it. This box is at home but will be moved to my office in time. I only want to static this box here as a test so it will be turnkey when I move it. The problem is I have tried all the numbers I can find ie ip, gateway, subnet and I cant get any of them to work. I know the router is right. I have several of them config static for win boxes. Linux on the other hand is giving me fits.
Old 07-14-2002, 08:55 PM   #4
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put the DNS entries that your ISP provides in your /etc/resolv.conf file like trickeykid suggested - what distro is this?
Old 07-16-2002, 05:24 AM   #5
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If that is red hat 7.x, you can try , netconfig or linux-conf.If you are a newbie, you can use linux conf. If you use netconf, it gives you a blue screen with options. Uncheck DHCP by pressing space bar and select activate on boot.Then fill up all the columns ( your ip, gateway, dns . After that do, ifup eth0. It should work. I hope it works.




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