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Linux.com: Setting Up Networking in Linux: Mandrake

Nov 09, 2000, 08:57 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Pearsall)

"Okay, so Linux-Mandrake is your choice of GNU/Linux weaponry, and you just set up this machine at your home/office, and the boss (or wife) needs to check web-based email on it, and it's up to you to get this box up on the local area network, with the proper gateway and network settings. The only catch is you don't have a clue where to start! You've looked at some of the HOW-TO's on Linux.com before, but they all seem to be written in cryptic acronyms that you can't understand, and the whole experiance has left your head spinning, and you wishing for a larger cup of coffee. Well, relax, my friend; this document will show you how to setup basic ethernet networking up on your Linux-Mandrake system."

"First off, login to your newly installed system. Providing that you have a supported ethernet card on this machine (you checked this out before, but if not, check here). You are now ready to rock. The most basic installs of Linux-Mandrake come with a utility called "linuxconf". But the linuxconf that comes with Linux-Mandrake is cool as ice! Not only can you completely configure your system from a text-based terminal console, but if you're in X, a funky little GTK-powered tool will pop up! Either one is completely able to handle the task at hand."

"In this document, we'll be covering the X window interface to netconf, as I assume most users have X setup on their box. If you don't, the text-based netconf tool is just as easy to use, but if you're having problems, you can email me at (rebelpacket@linux.com) and I'll try to help you out."

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