RE: Setting up network
Firstly, if you are using Debian, all you need to edit are the following
/etc/networking/interfaces you should include the proper lines so that
the system can locate your eth0
eth0 inet static
(I think I am missing another part here)
/etc/resolv.conf for resolving hostnames by pointing
to the nameserver...but if you are running bind locally, then the
ip should be 127.0.0.1 first before the network nameserver ip.
/etc/hosts for resolving local computer names to local
ip addresses i.e. before the dns (bind).
As for returning to X, use Ctrl F7
> -----Original Message-----
> From: maynord [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2000 6:42 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Setting up network
> Dear Debian Friends:
> I am working on converting several machines running W95 to a Debian
> system running Helix-Gnome. My plan is to use Samba to talk to the
> existing NT server. However, I am unsure as to what the best tool is for
> network configuration. Some Linux distributions use linuxconf or
> netcfg. Is there such a tool in Debian? Or should I just edit the
> network, hosts, and ifconfig files?
> Also, I often find it necessary to use ctrl-alt-f1 to open a virtual
> terminal and do some work. I can never get back to the Gnome desktop.
> Any way to do that without shutting down X?
> I very much appreciate any suggestions!
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