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TechRepublic: How to set up a Linux box on your network

Aug 19, 2000, 22:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Engelking)

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"Have you ever set up a Linux box to talk on your network? If not, then this lesson on Linux basics may help you understand how to connect your Linux machine to your company's LAN."

"To make this process simple, we're going to set up the network in the GUI. This way, we have a friendly user interface to use when configuring the box to connect to the network. I personally use GNOME, but you should find that you have the same experience if you use another GUI, such as KDE."

"To start this lesson, you need to be logged into your machine as root. If you have already signed onto the machine, open Xterm and type in the su command to gain administrative privileges to root. ... Now that we're in root, type in netconf in Xterm. A window will appear labeled Network Configurator, which will allow you to configure a TCP/IP network from scratch by using either an Ethernet connection or modem. You'll have several areas to choose from to put in information at this point. We'll start from the top of the list and work our way down.

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