How to Network Red Hat Linux and
Last updated: 9/7/02
INSTALLATION STEPS (Method
Hat Linux 7.3 Installation. I did a custom install. Relevant
parts of the install follow.
Password options. I don't entirely understand all
of the RH password gibberish, but here is what I did.
- Enable MD5 password: checked
- Enable shadow passwords: checked
- SMB tab:
- SMB Server: Samba Server
- SMB Workgroup: WORKGROUP
The gnome GUI (graphics user interface) was installed.
The smb (Samba) server was installed.
The RH firewall was turned-off. The router performs
this function for our LAN and experience shows that firewalls on a LAN behind
a router can cause LAN problems.
LNE100TX 10/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter was installed in the computer,
the RH install detected it and automatically installed the driver. The
network configuration was entered as follows:
- Configure using DHCP: unchecked
- Activate on boot: checked
- IP address: 192.168.123.1
- Netmask: 255.255.255.0
- Network: 192.168.123.0
- Broadcast: 192.168.123.255
- Hostname: linux
- Gateway: 192.168.123.254
- Primary DNS: Gateway: 192.168.123.254
The following additional user accounts were created:
- lbyard (me)
- cbyard (my Wife)
- jbyard (my Son)
- pcguest (shared LAN account)
- Password authentication
This can done later with the User Manager in gnome
When RH first boots-up login as root.
Linux to use the LAN and Internet. In gnome double-click
the Start Here icon at the top-left corner of the screen. Double-click System
Settings in the resulting window, double-click Network Configuration in
the next window. You should see eth0, the Linux device name
for your Ethernet adapter. Click the Host tab and verify/enter
the IP address, Hostname, and any aliases: E.g.:
On a private LAN you can use anything you want for it within
reason. WORKGROUP.LAN corresponds to a domain name. We plan to
add Apache-based, virtual, intranet development web servers that will be
patterned in the same manner: e.g., duxcw.WORKGROUP.lan with an IP of 192.168.123.2.
Click the DNS tab and enter/verify the DNS (Domain
Name Service) server IP address and the domain name. The IP address
corresponds to the router, which is running a DNS proxy server like
most broadband routers. You could enter your Internet Service Provider's
(ISP) Primary and Secondary DNS server IPs if desired. The Hostname
has no significance in this configuration and may be deleted if desired.
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