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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 Card.)

Statically set IP addresses
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway Address: (this is the router's IP address)

Ethernet Device screen, Apply

Network Configuration, Device tab, ehto:1 is highlighted and it's checked and Inactive
Activate, etc.

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... ( is accessible only by the Linux host itself.

Network Configuration, Hosts, New

Host Name: linux.WORKGROUP.lan
Aliases: linux
(This is the LAN file server, Samba will grab the IP when installed.)

Again... Network Configuration, Hosts, New

Hostname: local.duxcw.lan
Aliases: duxcw
(This is the virtual web server)

(, which is associated with eth0, is the LAN IP address for the Linux host computer/Samba and its web server., 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 required.

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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