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Old 12-27-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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URGENT: how to create a small LAN


i have 4 machines. and i would like to create a LAN using those 4, configuring one machine as a server. i am interested to name my domain as 'DBL' workgroup as 'WBL'

i dont know how to configure the below values in each machine
DNS Server
Domain name

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:13 AM   #2
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You do not get faster answers by marking your posts as urgent, it's not urgent to anybody except you.

Your DNS server address is the IP address of the box that does host name look ups for you. If you are not running your own DNS server, enter the IP addresses given to you by your ISP into /etc/resolv.conf Your domain name and host name will each go into /etc/hosts (if you don't have your own DNS server) and the host name usually also appears in /etc/HOSTNAME Also try the commands man resolv.conf and man hosts for more info.

What distribution are you using? Most Linux distributions provide tools to set these values.

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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Linux doesn't use workgroups unless you are running samba. There is a free book available at the website (nag guide) Network Administrator's Guide that you can read to learn about networking.


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