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Old 03-14-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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Configuring the network

I have just installed Slack 9.1 to one of my two comps, wanna use the linux-machine as a router (got two network-cards installed).
As a total noob i just wanna get som startinghelp on where you config the network, and how....
Old 03-14-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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The commands to configure a network interface is 'ifconfig'. You give an interace an IP using
ifconfig eth0
where eth0 is interface (first NIC) and is IP, secnd NIC is eth1.

To see current settings run 'ifconfig' or 'ifconfig interface'.

Then there's 'route'. It sets routing table. Without parameters it also prints it to you. The command you'll probably need to use is
route add default gw IPaddress
route add default interface
They're both to set default gateway - the place all packates that doen't fit the rules go (usually it means the outside world). First one uses IP (you have a machine that provides Internet access), second one - interface (the machine you're running the command on provides Internat access).


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