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Old 07-09-2003, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hope someone out there can help me with the following:

I am using the Slackware 9.0 distribution on an old Compaq Armada notebook. No installation problems, everything runs fine.

My question is: Which packages do i have to install in order to be able to do some tcp/ip networking. I only want to be able to surf the web and use the notebook to upload my website, but when i use pkgtool and go for the menu option i am confronted with many programs and packages. I want a minimal network installation, any suggestions?

Thans in advance,
 
Old 07-09-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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Hi!

Quick answer: if you have installed the <N> series of packages, you should have everything that is needed to connect and use a network.

You can try the "ping" command to check that <N> is installed on your machine. If there is a ping on your machine, then you probably have installed the network packages.

The easiest way to connect to your ISP is to use the pppconfig utility to configure your PPP connection.

Then, use "apropos", "whatis" and "man" to search for the appropriate information.

If you need more information, please read the following page:

http://www.slackware.com/book/index....rce=c1063.html

It should help you, as far as basic connnectivity is concerned.

Hope this helps!

 
Old 07-09-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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thanx for your reply,

i have indeed installed the complete networking packages and i succesfully connected to the internet using ftp to get some packages i needed. i am using a pcmcia card for it and this device obviously works fine too.

to be more specific, i want a minimal installation of only the necessary packages, now i have installed for instance the apache packages and stuff.

My question is which minimal packages to install only for tcp/ip networking, only for surfing, ftp and uploading via ftp

regards,
 
Old 07-10-2003, 05:16 AM   #4
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i have indeed installed the complete networking packages
Then it's probably easier to de-activate all the services you don't need (rather than un-install the packages).

To do that, just go to /etc/rc.d/ and edit rc.inet2 as root: just comment out everything you don't need in this file.

This is what I usually do with every Slackware machine that I have: comment out Apache, BIND, etc... I just leave the ssh daemon running so that I can login from another machine.

Restart your machine, or just xinetd, and all the services commented out should stop.

You are still able to upload/download with FTP, and surf the web with your favourite browser.

Hope this helps!
 
  


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