We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you two Citrix podcasts. Learn about 2020 trends and get answers to your biggest Citrix questions!Listen Now

x

Networking 2 Computers

ricobe
ricobe asked
on
Medium Priority
228 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
How do I network my two computers at home?
I have two computers with ethernet cards (3c503 Etherlink II).
I network them both using Windows 95 and have no problems.
I recently installed RedHat 4.1 on one machine and read that I
could use NFS to install RH4.1 on the other machine.  I've tried using the user's guide for RH4.1 but with no luck.
I'm not familiar with setting up the addresses or domain names and TCP/IP.  Would somebody please point me in the right direction on how to network the 2 machines and how I could use NFS to install RH4.1 on the other machine.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
1/type "dmesg" and see if your 3 com card has been seen at boot time.
2/ if you have x windows running use the "network configuration" control panel

Select the Names button
3/ you need a a computer name ie "mysys1.mydomain.com"
4/ a doamin name ie "mydomain.com"
Select the iinterfaces button then select eth0 and click edit
5/ an ip address 192.168.1.1   this is the private class c group
6/ the netmask will be 255.255.255.0
7/ select activate at bootup.
select the Hosts button
add the ip address name ane nickname for mysys1
add a second name at the same time for the other system with a diferent address.



JUst activate the eth0 interface.

Now you need some cable to connect to the second system.
I would suggest thinwire but you can use the cat 5 tristed pair
( with the telephone style connector )
If you use twisted pair you will need a hub or a "null" cable.

To check for correct operation of all this type
ping mysys1 and you should see successful output.

Set up the second system with a different address

Ahh but you have not yet installed the second system..
On the second system.
Well use the boot disks and check dmesg
make sure the network card is recognised.
use the ifconfig command and make sure that eth0 is mentioned.
look at the ip adress from the ifconfig.
This is the address of the boot disk.
say you get  204.222.143.45
type hostname and see who the boot disk is
type domainname to get the domain.
now to link to the first machine type
route add -net 192.168.1.0 eth0

go back to the first machine and type
route add -net 204.222.143.0 eth0

add the second machine to the hosts table
you should be able to ping the second machine from the first.

now add the name of the place where you mounted the redhat cdrom to /etc/exports on the first machine.

You should be almost there.
I am not sure what the rh install disk does for such a nfs mount but get this part going first and see how you get on...

 

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.