[wellylug] Saturn Cable Modem Setup
Centurion Computer Technology Ltd
centurion at paradise.net.nz
Thu May 22 16:30:27 NZST 2003
email the content of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcg-eth0
On Wed, 2003-05-21 at 15:22, pmilne at paradise.net.nz wrote:
> Hi Damon
> > Did you resolve this problem? Should be as simple as setting up a LAN
> > connection.
> Thanks for your interest, and thanks to all others for responses.
> Unfortunately I do not have a LAN to play with, so my networking
> knowledge is limited.
> Thus far:
> 1. Works OK under Windows on same machine so NIC 'card' (on
> motherboard - standard 3C905B type), cabling and information ex
> Saturn OK. Deriving the information needed for Linux but not needed
> for Windows seems no problem.
> 2. Linux detects NIC ok when booting up.
> 3. ifconfig shows that lo and eth0 are set up as expected, lo pings OK.
> 4. DNS information appears to have found itself a home OK among
> the /etc files
> 5. route command (no parameters) shows that no gateway has been
> set up, and attempts to set one up using route add -net etc is
> rebuffed ( SIOCADDRT: Invalid Argument ). This is despite trying to
> set up a gateway via the installation procedure or Cable Modem
> Providers HOWTO (Debian), or control panel (Mandrake).
> 6. Presumably ifconfig and route commands should be executed by
> start-up scripts but locations and names in /etc seem to differ between
> distributions (and even versions). Following the Cable Modem
> Providers HOWTO 'by rote' for the Saturn - Debian example should
> work, but perhaps things have changed between Slink (2.0) and
> Woody (3.0).
> 7. Presumably, once things are correctly configured for bootup, then it
> should be possible for 'Konquerer' or other browsers to access the Net
> once a user logs in.
> I will swot up more on networks and keep persevering (at least the
> knowledge gained should help me set up a server).
> Thanks again for comments.
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