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Old 05-18-2003, 04:59 PM   #1
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Question BAsic networking

ME and my bro have 2 comps, 2 cards, a cable and mdk9.
We wantto network. We've done it in windows.
We want to play bzflag, chat and file share.
Help? anyone
Old 05-18-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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Read something about Setting up a network in Linux, or try to figure it out in Mandrake, there are tools to do this. Then if you want to share inet you will have to use a iptables script.
Old 05-18-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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hmm... where?
Old 05-18-2003, 06:21 PM   #4
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for file sharing u will need 2 set up a sabma server and the rest is easy, its as simple and same as in windows.
if u run into problems post here and b specific
Old 05-18-2003, 10:14 PM   #5
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Actually, for filesharing I'd use NFS, it's a bit faster than SMB.

Just add the mount point to /etc/exports


on the other machine

in fstab /mnt/shared nfs

or similar, that is simplified, I'd assume your network is up and running by this stage,

I.E. you've made a crossover cable and assigned IP address's etc.

The rest is easy. But when in doubt, read about network setup, is a great source of info.
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Install the NICs (if needed).
Connect computers VIA 1 crossover cable or Hub and 2 cables.
Configure private network IP on each. Add each to /etc/hosts (man hosts).
Try ping by IP, try ssh (if sshd is running on one or both).
Do anything else you want.
Good Luck.


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