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Re: Newbie Question

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 06:22:24AM -0700, Rick Commo wrote:
> >>All is ok until I  get to where I specify the APT configuration.  Although
> >>my system is connected via a LAN to a cable modem, any attempt to ftp,
> >>telnet, or ping anything besides 'localhost' results in 'Network is
> >>unreachable'.
> It looks like your network card is not configured.  Here's an outline of how
> to get go about configuring it.
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Installing the driver for the D-Link DFE350-TX+ card
> and assign it to "eth0"
> ----------------------------------------------------
> (1) add "alias eth0 rtl8139" to /etc/modules.conf
>     (look at the file first for instructions on how to do this)
> (2) insmod rtl8139
> ---------------------------------------
> configure eth0 for static IP addressing
> ---------------------------------------
> (1) edit /etc/network/interfaces to include
>          auto et0
>          iface eth0 inet static
>              address xxx.yyy.zzz.***
>              netmask
>              network xxx.yyy.zzz.0
>              broadcast xxx.yyy.zzz.255
>              gateway xxx.yyy.zzz.1
> (2) edit or create /etc/resolv.conf to include
>          search vz.dsl.genuity.net dsl.genuity.net genuity.net
>          nameserver
>          nameserver
>          nameserver
> (3) ifconfig eth0 up
> PLEASE NOTE the following
> (1) This is shown for my Network card which is a D-Link DFE350-TX+.
>     You will need to use the driver module for your card in place of rtl8139
> (2) I have shown static IP configuration. If your ISP requires that you use
>     DHCP then I *think* the lines for /etc/network/interfaces would be
> 		auto eth0
> 		iface wth0 inet dhcp
>     Otherwise you must supply information for all the static IP addresses
>     and masks for your situation
> (3) I believe that /etc/resolv will be properly filled out by the system
>     of you are using DHCP, otherwise you must supply the correct into.
> When you are done with all this, reboot your system.  When it is up log in
> as root and do "lsmod" to see if your NIC driver is loaded.  If it is then
> do "ifconfig".  It should list out two blocks of text, one for localhost and
> one for eth0.
> The commands:
> ifconfig eth0 up     (or "ifup eth0")
> ifconfig eth0 down   (or "ifdown eth0)
> are use to shutdown and bring up the network for the interface eth0.  When
> it is brought up I believe that it loads any new configuration information.
> I am a newbie to Debian myself, but I think this will get you going.  Hope
> this helps.

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