Setting up a server at school
Hello, I have been asked to set up a mysql server to host songs for a radio type of program at my high school. Someone came in and gave me a server boxen in class and now I must set it up. It's running an installed version of Knoppix (2.4.26 kernel) and I cannot for the life of me get a network connection. The entire school is on RJ-45 jacks so I plugged it into the box from a huge switch in the ceiling. I know this connection works because it was used on the Dell that I'm typing on which runs Windows 98. The problem lies in that the school district does not allow any boxes to be running on their network if it is not known as one of their IP addresses. I was informed by my teacher that I cannot go to the school district to ask if they will allow it because they are computer illiterate and wouldn't understand. I know what the problem is but I don't know what to do from here. There are two network cards but if I plug an ethernet cable in it sees nothing, I've been messing around with ifconfig for some time and I even installed dhcpcd from source because I cannot fetch it. I figure that if I can spoof a MAC address or spoof an IP address from one of the Dells on the network that I can do it. Any ideas or tips..? I'm really lost here and I need to get this server up now. Thanks.