Re: Making My Network Work, or Why the Hell Are They Blinking!
Do you actually need help her or are you just ranting?
On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 05:48:15PM -0800, Xucaen wrote:
> Hi all.. well it's that time again.. here I am in
> front of a computer (a few of them, actually)
> trying to configure my network settings. ahh
> well, all I can say is a week ago I installed the
> base system off of floppies and the install
> configured itself, lastnight I install off of CD
> and all my network files are empty!
> ahh well.. I guess this is what they mean by
> anyways, I found this snippet of info (see below)
> somewhere on debian.org. I have found numerous
> info such as this.. helpful.. yes, but the
> answer? not at all. you see, I have empty files,
> and tho the snippet of info below tells me what
> kind of info goes into the files, it does not
> tell me what format the info should be in. syntax
> is everything. without syntax, all the info in
> the world won't help. Now, I hate asking for
> answers, sincerely.. I don't learn anything by
> getting answers from people.. but show me where
> to get answers? ahh.. there's a learning
> experience I could spend all night with.
> so, finally to my question. HELP!!!
> oh sorry, that wasn't the question..
> Where can I find the format of these files?(see
> below) Also, I need to know how to set up
> /etc/gateways. again, I know what kind of info
> goes in there, but I haven't a clue about format.
> I will be right here digging away at this
> mountain of info on debian hoping to find my
> welp, that's my rant for the evening... if I have
> blabbed too much I do appologize... it must be
> that new coffee they have at work.
> /****** snippet of info I was telling you all
> about ******/
> Another popular way to connect to the Internet is
> via a LAN that uses Ethernet. This gives you a
> high-speed local network in addition to Internet
> access. Fortunately, though, you should have
> already configured Ethernet networking during
> installation so there isn't much you need to do
> /* sorry, I must interject here.. "fortunately
> I should have already configured netowrking
> during installation"???? AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! */
> If you ever need to modify your configuration,
> here are the files that you will be interested
> /etc/init.d/network has things such as your
> IP address, netmask, and default route.
> /etc/hostname records your hostname.
> /etc/hosts also records your hostname and IP
> thanks all!!!!
> in reading my email over I see that the tone of
> this letter could be misconstrued as
> bad-tempered. really, I am not one to fuss and
> bicker. I'm actually in pretty good spirits, and
> to show this fact I will supply a healthy dose of
> emoticons. But, rather than go back and spread
> them about the letter, I'll just give them all to
> you right here..
> =]:-)> /*this is my abe lincoln emoticon.. "four
> score and seven hours ago, I set fourth to bring
> upon my puter a new operating system..."*/
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