Re: Running X11 over a network
Hi Ben :-)
In article <email@example.com>, Ben Pfaff
> I am also confused about how each computer knows the others IP address.
> Does it just broadcast it over the whole network and anyone who wants it
> grabs it?
>No, in one sense. Either you have to set up hostnames in the
>/etc/hosts file or run a DNS server for them to `know the others [sic]
So I will be able to ping/ftp/etc IP addresses without doing anything?
Do I have to do anything special to be able to ping the Linux machine
from a Win'95 box (to check the network card is setup OK)?
>Yes, in one sense. This is the ARP protocol.
Can you point me at a URL on this please?
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