Re: home ethernet IP addresses
try IP MASQUERADING how-to on Google or at linxdoc.org (may have to
spellcheck masquerading !)
--- Jeff Maxson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hey all,
> please don't spank me here. I've read the networking and ethernet
> howto's and gotten to the point that I have the linksys standard
> 10/100 LAN card (LNE100TX) plugged in, set up using "etherconf", and
> gotten to the point where ifconfig gives me...
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:5A:87:11:5E
> UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:358 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:233 errors:786 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1572
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> RX bytes:83417 (81.4 KiB) TX bytes:79686 (77.8 KiB)
> Interrupt:5 Base address:0xe000
> my question is, shouldn't there be some way to give it an IP address
> for my home 2-computer LAN? It's dual boot, and I got the windows to
> work with the other computer on the LAN (also windows), and now I'd
> like to print stuff (using samba) from my computer (sarge) to my
> wifes' printer (windows). don't I need an IP address to do that?
> Summary: which FM should I RTFM at this point? I know there is a
> "printing howto" which I will get to later, and there is an SMB
> which I have also perused.
> Things look like they are going well, but not sure. Also, i noticed
> that when I boot, there is some DHCPSOMETHING (I forget the
> "something" part) that pops up, and it sits on it trying many things
> for awhile, and then says it is sleeping I think. Is this related?
> know DHCP has to do with dynamic IP addresses, right? or am I "out
> Thanks for any help, all. No huge hurry, just interested in learing
> linux networking...
> Jeff Maxson
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