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Old 08-25-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
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Static IP configuration

Ok, here is the problem. I have just recently obtained a static ip from my isp. The info that I received from them was: IP, subnet, gateway, and DNS information. In a windows environment, I can enter this information in the TCP/IP settings and all is great. When I try to configure this connection on my linux box running Redhat 9, I get nothing, and I have no idea what the problem is. I have both used the command line to configure it and the GUI that came with Redhat. What exactly is the broadcast address and is it vital to the connection running at all? There is no mention of a broadcast address in windows. Can anyone give me some insight as to what is wrong?


Old 08-25-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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I need more information.
What type of internet connection do you have ? (DSL, cable modem, etc)

Can you post the output of the following commands:
service network status
route -n
Old 08-25-2003, 03:20 PM   #3
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configure your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (or eth? whatever your internet interface may be) with these static settings. These settings will be good for your next reboot. You shouldn't have to worry about your broadcast address.


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