ok, i'm new to linux. i want to program in php from a windows
means i want to network a lan (a small one! ;-) with a win 95 client and
a linux server.
ok, i installed rh 7.1 (server) no problem. i chose dhcp so it can auto
detect the win 95 ip. ok, dhcp is overkill for thiskind of set up, but
i don't know how to configure the ip of the win 95 box so autodetect
will have some value.
ok, on to my current road block. i can't get the eth0 to work right.
the net like crazy and i find lots of instructions to network a linux
box as a cable
connection firewall. i try to follow those instructions but no such
i'm using the gnome network configuration tool...
Hostname: localhost.localdomain (default)
Domain: dbserver (i entered this)
i've read a bit about the hostname and domain. however, i'm not sure
how it applies
to my 2 box network. can i just make up any name?
IP ; Name ; Nickname
127.0.0.1 ; localhost.localdomain ; localhost
192.168.1.1 ; dbserver.net ; dbserver
again, i'm a bit confused on the name and nickname for my set up.
Interface ; IP ; Proto ; atboot ; active
lo ; 127.0.0.1 ; none ; yes ; active
eth0 ; 192.168.1.1 ; bootp (should this be set to DHCP?) ; inactive
my netmask is set to 255.255.255.0
my broadcast is set to 220.127.116.11
activate at boot is set to yes.
eth0 was set to active, but when i restarted the network settings it
could not find
figure out the eth0 settings and automatically switched it to inactive.
so, am i missing something small or something pretty big here?
any help is greatly appreciated.