Re: debian windoze network starting point
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| How are you assigning IP addresses? If you are doing it manually, make
| sure that you are giving the Win98 machine a valid IP on the same subnet
| as the Debian machine. If the Win98 machine is set to dhcp then unless
| the Debian machine is a dhcp server, the Win98 machine will set it's IP
| to something in the 169. range.
| Hope that helps.
I've tried two scenarios on the W98 machine.
1. The network address within adapter properties is 192.168.1.2, within
TCP/IP properties I've set the IP address to (again) 192.168.1.2, subnet
mask of 255.255.255.0. Gateway of 192.168.1.1. DNS hostname as sig,
domain as WORKGROUP, WINS config set to search for 192.168.1.1 and DNS
server to search for 192.168.1.1. Screenshot of winipcfg at
2. No network address, IP address or subnet mask specified. Gateway of
192.168.1.1. Screenshot of winipcfg at
Neither of these scenarios yields packet receipt on pinging.
How would I tell if the W98 machine is set to dhcp? My understanding is
that setting the network address prevents dhcp from being used.
Don't you hate that OS for networking!
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# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)
# The loopback interface
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static