> Ok heres the deal. I want to connect all of my computers together with
> networking. over the network i want to be able to go on the internet
> from all of the comptuer using IP Masquerading, print from all the
> computers, get access to files on every computer from every other
> computer and chat from computer to computer. So i went out and bought
> a 3com kit with a 4 port hub and 2 nic cards. i installed the card in
> the machines that needed them and now i am lost. I have 3 computer that
> need to be networked. 2 linux machines (named linux1 and linux2) and a
> windows machine (windows1). I was just going to make the ips on the
> computers 192.168.42.0, 192.168.42.1, and 192.168.42.1. So i did that
> by running: # ifconfig eth0 192.168.42.0(1) and then ifconfig eth0 up.
192.168.42.0 is normally a network adress and not a ip adres for a host.
don't use that one, start with 192.168.42.1
Quote:> I thought i would set up the linux machines before trying the windows.
> But its not working!! i dont know why. what do i need to set for the
> netmask and bradcast for the computers?
if you are not subnetting (and i gues you are'n't), the default values
should be ok (netmask 255.255.255.0)
Quote:> what should i set the mtu to? do
> i need to make a dns? if so how do i do that. i want to make linux1 my
you don't need DNS, you can solve all name-problem by editing the hosts
-files (normally /etc/hosts)
Quote:> server, and that has the modem in it at ppp0. another problem that i
> was having was after i set up eth0 on linux1 all the info that was
> supposed to goto ppp0 was going to eth0 how can i prevent internet stuff
> from trying to go over the network eth0 and going to ppp0 but still have
> network access. please i really, really need help.
probably a routing problem : check with to "route" command where wich ip
adresses are routed to.