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Thread: Network setup at home

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    bitbybit
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    Network setup at home

    I have a Linksys cable router (BEFSR41) that acts as my DHCP server, with several Win98 PC's on the line. I have setup RH7.2 so I can learn Apache and Tomcat stuff. I'm confused on how to set up the RH box. I want to set up a static IP address for it. I know that it has to be a DHCP clinet, but where do I define the node name and the domain. I'm part of the attbi network but I don't have my own domain. Unless it's local.domain. I'm sure someone has hit this before. Is there a writeup somewhere??
    Thx All

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    JimH
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    Re:Network setup at home

    I don't follow what you are trying to do.

    You want the Red Hat box to pull a static ip, hostname, and domain name from your linksys router?

    Or you just need to know how to set the ip, hostname and domain name on your Red Hat box?

    Jim H

  3. #3
    bitbybit
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    Re:Network setup at home

    Or you just need to know how to set the ip, hostname and domain name on your Red Hat box?

    Thx for the reply Jim. Yeah that's what I'm trying to do. I thought the Linksys would supply a static IP for Linux. Guess my real question is "How do I set up the network on RH?
    jc

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    JimH
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    Re:Network setup at home

    Do you have your NIC working?

    hostname is set in /etc/sysconfig/network

    HOSTNAME=example.localdomain

    You will have to change /etc/hosts to reflect the hostname change.

    If you want a GUI tool look under system/network configuration on your menu.

    Note a reboot is required when changing the hostname.

    Jim H

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    Re:Network setup at home

    I thought the Linksys would supply a static IP for Linux
    Doesn't make sense to me-I Thourght static ip addresses had to be assigned manually for anything.

    anyway change your ip address in:

    /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

    or type:

    setup

    and change it with the setup tool.

    Just adding my bit :P
    Its better to regret something you have done than to regret something you havent done :P

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    JimH
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    Re:Network setup at home

    Quote Originally Posted by friskydrifter
    Doesn't make sense to me-I Thourght static ip addresses had to be assigned manually for anything.
    DHCP servers can be configured to assign static ip's and hostnames by looking at the MAC address of the client requesting the IP.

    Jim H

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