Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


Networking


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Special Forums IP Networking Networking
# 1  
Old 11-05-2001
Data Networking

I've installed Mandrake 8.1 over the weekend as has someone else in my apartment house. We share a LAN between the apartment with three computers. I've managed to configure SAMBA and if the computers are on windows then we can see my comp. I can't see their comps though. Whenever I go to home/Local Network I get Could not connect to host localhost.

I've tried configuring the network file in the etc/network directory with no luck. It even has my computer name and so forth. Why can I not see the other comptuers?

The other guy in my apartment house has installed mandrake also and he can't view my comp either. I can't ping their comps either but I can ping myself (der!) but they can see me on the network in the right workgroup. I have no clue as how to go about this.

Thanks,
Kyph

Last edited by kyphur; 11-05-2001 at 12:55 AM..
# 2  
Old 11-07-2001
first, I would recommend that you have your /etc/hosts file set up correctly on both machines to ensure you have the proper ip addresses mapped to the proper machines.

if you guys are on different networks, then you will have to use a "route" statement to set up the route to his/her network as well as identify your machine as the gateway to that network. the man page for the "route" command is excellent.

if you plan to share files between the two mandrake boxes, you don't need Samba. All you need is to ensure the appropriate NFS daemons are running on both machines, and that you have your /etc/fstab files set up properly to share and mount information. get all that working, or at least try, and let me know what happens. send an email if you want because I don't get to check this site as often as I do my email.

hope this helps.

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #317
Difficulty: Easy
Ada Lovejoy is often considered the first computer programmer.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. IP Networking

Networking

hi From mt windows machine I can ping a LINUX machine but there is no arp entry for the same LINUX on my windows. How is it possible and what can I do to add the arp entry as I need it. thanks (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: leghorn
1 Replies

2. Solaris

Networking help

What am I doing wrong, I configure interfaces ce1,ce,2 and ce3 but when I reboot the server they lose the configuration and I have to reset them? ifconfig ce1 plumb ifconfig ce2 plumb ifconfig ce1 155.216.13.72 netmask 255.255.255.240 ifconfig ce2 155.216.13.73 netmask 255.255.255.240... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: Kjons76
5 Replies

3. IP Networking

Networking

Hi, I have a question on networking. I will try to ask with an example... Suppose i am googling something, as in searching something in the google page. In this case what I basically want to know is, does the client do a connect evrytime to the server whenever a search is done in google,... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: naan
1 Replies

4. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

how ..........networking

hi everyone this is dipendra, i am interested in networking,i know simple socket programming . and now i am wonder to get in to audio socket. i have no clue how to build audio socket.so i am looking if u can provide me a link regarding the audio socket building tutorials. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: dipendra_regmi
1 Replies

5. Solaris

Need help with networking

I can't or i don't know how to put up a network and internet on sun solaris 10. I looked and found some stuff on forums around net but I'm missing a few files. Like, "defaultrouter", "resolve.conf", ping is not working ( host unreachable), my card is "lo0" when I use ifconfig -a comand. Should I... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: salvor_hardin
8 Replies

6. AIX

Networking help...

Please accept my apology ahead of time. Our AIX admin left the company unexpectedly and I am now left with trying to get a p570 w/5.3 setup. I had the help of an IBM reseller on setting up the LPARs, but need some quick questions answered. 1. I have 1 on-board NIC and 2 slot NICs. How do I... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: LegendMan
2 Replies

7. IP Networking

networking

HI guys/gals basic question lets say i am running a network. lets say i am using Win Me. how would i network Win Me to a computer that has linux and another that has 98 well the 98 is no problem but the linux well i have an idea but i am rusty with linux. No i have rusted out. Would you make... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: pydyer
1 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Networking

Hi new user to UNIX and I am in the process of networking my UNIX box to my windows2000....Is there a special program I have to install so that my windows would recognize and see the Unix box....any suggestions would be great Thanks (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jonas27
1 Replies

9. IP Networking

networking

dear sir how many name server can be configured in single machine? thank you very much. sandeep goel (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ask_goel
3 Replies

10. IP Networking

IP networking.

In plain english what exactly is IP Networking? Can someone take the time to explain? please! (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: kikkin
3 Replies

Featured Tech Videos