network setup confusion - thanks, less confused
>My PC(s) at home:
>I have two connected with 3C509 ethernet cards, and have given them
reserved IP >addresses. They talk to each other perfectly. No problems.
>In one, I have a modem. I have set it up so that it dials in to my ISP. I
type pon, it >dials, and later ifconfig comes up with the ppp0 interface set
to the dynamically >allocated address.
>But, something aint quite right. I can't ping the DNS servers or anything.
I can only >ping the address that comes up as the P-t-P bit of the ppp0
entry in ifcongifg. i.e. i >can't ping the bit that's listed as IP address.
Or the DNS servers or anything. >They're not wrong numbers as they're
pingable under (ugh!) win95 when ppp'ed with >that...
>My PC at work.
>This is even more confusing for me. Our support people won't help as they
only >support '95 machines on the network, and I can't advocate using Linux
until I can >show people it'll work nicely sitting on the network...
>We have some sort of ethernet network thing behind a firewall - my machine
here >also has a 3C509 card which is recognised just fine at boot up.
>Allegedly, our IP addresses our allocated at boot time, but I know that
since i started >checking this (the last few weeks), I'm always given the
same IP address (or so >reports winipcfg - yes, we're on good 'ole '95).
Thankyou to all who answered, a great help. My modemed PC can get on the
internet OK now and talk to it's eth0'd neighbour.
I still don't know how to get out on to the net tho' from the eth0'd one
which doesn't have a modem but has the modemed one as it's gateway...
My PC at work can sit on the network nice now, except I can't get a remote
xdm session yet - here's what I try with Xwin32 under win85:
I set up a broadcast session and there's a list of a few SGs we have here
which are 'willing to manage'. Selecting those brings up the xdm login
screen for those machines. My linux machine is also on the list but is only
'available'. Selecting it just brings up a message (after a long wait...)
saying it can't open display at <some funny host name>. I dunno quite what
the prob. is here...
Thanks again for the help getting me this far,
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