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Old 09-29-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
Lost_linux_Noob
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Unhappy linux running off of win system


i am using a windows system... (winXP pro) on a router.... my win sys has a DMZ ip ..... i also have a linux system that is linked to my win sys via crossover cable.... my linux sys can access the internet but it can ping other computers .... not even the one it is linked to.... i am wondering...... if my win sys has a DMZ ip.... does my linux have one too??? and how do i fix the IP so other computers can access it???
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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hmm, if your linux box is behind the windows box, then it probably doesn't and your windows box is acting as a router as well, perhaps you could hook the linux box to the router as well? or get a hub (or switch) and hoot them both to the port on the router? you have dhcp assigned IPs i take it? then if you do get a hub (or switch) and hook it to the router then all you have to do is make sure both machines are getting ip address from the router.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:12 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if I understand how you have this hooked up. Are you are using a crossover cable between the NICs on each computer so that you will not need a hub? How are you connecting the Windows computer to the router? Is there some reason that you are placing the Linux computer behind the Windows box?

A more typical setup would be what frieza described above in his post. I would get a hub (or a switch) and connect the hub (or switch) directly to a port on the router. I would then use two regular straight-through cables to connect each computer to the hub (or switch). Of course either the router should have a firewall and/or each computer should have a firewall. I have forgotten which type of ethernet cable is normally used to connect the router to the hub. Check to see if it should be a crossover cable or a straight-through cable.

I am not an expert on any of this and have only had a couple of computer networking courses so far. I have heard of using a DMZ zone in a network but do not know what you mean by a DMZ IP. Is that the network number or subnet number of the DMZ zone itself? Am I totally clueless about what you are talking about? My only experence with routers is as a student in the computer lab using Cisco routers and switches to connect our practice networks together. I have dial-up at home and do not use a router to connect to the Internet.

Are you using static IP addresses or dynamicly assigned IP addresses? The Linux box would need to be on the same network as the Windows box to be able to ping it. If there was a router between the two computers different network numbers could be used in that case. You can tell if they are on the same network by looking at the IP address and subnet mask on each computer and the router.

Part of what you said was not very clear. Could you explain your setup and pinging results more carefully?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:19 PM   #4
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PS if your router has more than one available port no hub or switch would be needed. Crossover cables could be used to connect each computer directly to the router. Many routers do not have extra ports.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:23 PM   #5
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i believe i said something to that extent....
 
Old 10-10-2003, 10:21 PM   #6
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lol... sorry for the confusion... the computers are connected VIA crossover cable... the olny reason why is because i am in a wireless network... and linux does not support wireless... well it does but i can't understand the programing invloved in order to progam the "kernal" to set it up ... i have no clue what so ever about the kernal... or how to confurgure it... so i just connect it to a win sys and it works... but i need it to be a FTP server for the net work... (or somthing like an FTP... i have samba or what ever its called installd) i am using redhat 9 right now... i was using mandrake but i didnet like it... lol... to confusing.. redhat 9 is a more stright forward about how to do stuff.... but i know not how to command the kernal.... thanks for you help =)
 
  


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