Red Hat Linux 9.0 Clean Install
- The Whole Enchilada
Last updated: 5/21/03
Start, System settings, Network (or use the Start Here Window that pops-up
right after an install if you haven't closed it--or start it again with the
icon at the top, left of the screen.)
eth0 (Linux device for the Ethernet card) was present and highlighted. It
was automatically detected and installed during the Linux proper install.
Create a virtual Ethernet device and IP address for a virtual web server...
Network Configuration, Device tab, New+, Ethernet Connection, Forward
The Ethernet Card (eth0) was highlighted. Forward. (Use the same card
for everything. It's the only one in the computer. An additional network
interface card, NIC, can be installed at this point by selecting Other Ethernet
Statically set IP addresses
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway Address: 192.168.123.254 (this is the router's IP address)
Ethernet Device screen, Apply
Network Configuration, Device tab, ehto:1 is highlighted and it's checked
Created hosts table... Network Configuration, Hosts tab (this builds the hosts
table for name/IP address resolution)...
The only entry is 127.0.01 localhost.localdomain localhost... (127.0.0.1 is
accessible only by the Linux host itself.
Network Configuration, Hosts, New
Host Name: linux.WORKGROUP.lan
(This is the LAN file server, Samba will grab the IP when installed.)
Again... Network Configuration, Hosts, New
(This is the virtual web server)
(192.168.123.1, which is associated with eth0, is the LAN IP address for the
Linux host computer/Samba and its web server. 192.168.123.2, which is associated
with eth0:1, is for a virtual web server. All three parts of the host name,
which are optional here, can be just about anything within reason you want
them to be.)
Although prompted with suggestions that perhaps it might be good idea
to restart Linux for LAN settings to take affect, I did not and it wasn't
Verified LAN TCP/IP connectivity
Opened a DOS Window in my Windows 2000 Pro computer and...
Got a response (didn't time out) form both IPs; the static IP addresses
work on the LAN.
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