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Old 09-12-2001, 10:43 AM   #1
george3k
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ATT@Home cable configuration


I just got ATT's broadband. I going to run with their MIPs, but when I configured the service on my Windows machine, it was required that I put in a workgroup and computer name. I was wondering, has anyone else sucessfully configured their Linux box to be compatible with Att's broadband network? And if so, how did you configure your network configurator?
 
Old 09-12-2001, 11:01 AM   #2
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I have configured this. Just give the ethernet card attached to the cable modem the IP provided by AT&T and edit /etc/resolv.conf to include the domain and nameservers provided. That's all you need for getting Linux going on it. Let me know if you're networking your Windows box to access the net from your Linux box (ipmasq, ipchains or iptables) and I'll give you some info on that too.
 
Old 09-12-2001, 03:45 PM   #3
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what do you put in the other values within the network configurator? the linux box prior to this had a static IP address, which it was easy to just place the values within the host and interface part of the network configurator, but how does that work with DHCP? do you just leave the IP fields blank? does the DHCP automatically enter the values every time it reaquires?
 
Old 09-12-2001, 06:48 PM   #4
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@home requires a hostname in order to negotiate a dhcp lease. Add the following line to:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

DHCP_HOSTNAME=cx999999-b

where cx999999-b is the hostname that @home provides.

If you take a look at ifup, you can see where this value is substituted when ifup executes.
 
Old 10-09-2001, 09:49 AM   #5
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iptables ?s

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Originally posted by d3funct
I have configured this. Just give the ethernet card attached to the cable modem the IP provided by AT&T and edit /etc/resolv.conf to include the domain and nameservers provided. That's all you need for getting Linux going on it. Let me know if you're networking your Windows box to access the net from your Linux box (ipmasq, ipchains or iptables) and I'll give you some info on that too.
saw your post from a while ago, and i have a few questions about how to network a couple of windows adn one other linux machine through the linux box i have hooked up to the internet. I already have 2 NICs in it, and have dhcp runnig and the 2 windows machines recieve an IP address... it's the iptables that is skiming just above my head. I don't think my kernal is compiled right for when i try anythign conserning iptalbes it give me the following error: iptables cannot initilize iptables 'filter': iptables who? etc etc... any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

thank you.
 
  


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