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- Join Date
- Sep 2003
- Knoxhell, TN
# /etc/hosts: This file describes a number of hostname-to-address # mappings for the TCP/IP subsystem. It is mostly # used at boot time, when no name servers are running. # On small systems, this file can be used instead of a # "named" name server. Just add the names, addresses # and any aliases to this file... # $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/hosts,v 1.8 2003/08/04 20:12:25 azarah Exp $ # 127.0.0.1 nod #this is my local hostname # IPV6 versions of localhost and co ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhostsTheir code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr
rounder...try this (as root or su):
ifconfig | grep eth0"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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- Join Date
- Oct 2003
Sarumont... RH 9 doesn't have a /etc/conf.d/net...
rounder.... lets back up a tad... RH 9.... ok.... click the following:
RedHat (lower left corner of desktop) ---> System Tools ---> Terminal
this will open a "terminal window".... the users interface with the "shell"... which accepts input on behalf of the user, and is interpreted by the kernel... which controls the hardware and system resources... anytime anyone tells you type at the command line interface (CLI), bash, bash prompt, command prompt, etc.... this is what you need to open.
Your terminal window should open with you as the regular user.... you'll need to "switch user" to the God account, or "root".... so in the terminal window, type:
ok... so now we're logged in as root, at the command line... just for GP, at the command line, type:
In order to help you further, we need to know what a couple of your files contain.... so, at the command line type:
the DNS "nameservers" for your ISP... should be a primary, and a secondary... tertiary is not needed.
wether your ISP authenticates using dhcp, and whether or not they authenticate by IP or hostname.
If you can get that info gathered up, and paste the contents of those files, we'll get you connected.
Oh.... I've assumed that we have a patch cable from your cable modem, to the NIC (Network Interface Card) in this PC.... and that's a straight through cable, not a cross-over cable.