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Old 06-28-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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Network Help

I'm trying to get slackware online. I have comcast but I have a few questions.

What is a hostname?
What is a dhcp?
and what is a domain name?

Sorry for sounding dumb
Old 06-28-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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Hostname : A hostname is a one through which a computer is being identified. U can say that its the name of ur computer.
DHCP : DHCP is known as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This is actually used to assign IP adrresses to the computers
dynamically. U can find the whole documentation on redhat site.
Domain Name : U will find the detail information here
If any queries feel free to ask.
Old 06-28-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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Once you have your nic up and working run the command netconfig as root in a terminal window. Fill in the blanks. Make something up for host and domain name. Chose to use dhcp. Then run dhcpcd -r

If you're still stuck...ask away

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