Grab a cup of coffee, this is long winded...
I have a Gateway Solo2300 which has a Gateway Telepath Como Card (33.6 + 10base-T). I have installed RH5.1 3 times and have had the same problem each time.
During install I do not configure the Network beacuse my card is not avialable in the list to choose from.
After I re-boot I run netconf to configure the LAN, Under Client tasks-adapter setup I add the TCP/IP info; however, for the adapter I simply enter eth0 (I do not specify a driver, IRQ or memory location).
I reboot the computer and Whola, PCMCIA service finds my Gateway combo card and assigns the 10base-T port the name eth0. I can connect to the network no problem, I can FTP and Telnet out, I can use Netscape etc. I can also connect to the Apache web server running on the laptop from other clients on the network; however, HERE IS THE PROBLEM.
When I try to FTP or Telnet to the laptop my client PC (WinNT) just hangs; however, if I enter the client PC in the laptop's hosts file WHOLA, I'm in. That's nice but that's not how it is supposed to work. Why can I not FTP or Telnet from clients that are not in the hosts file ? I have installed RH on serveral PC's and I have never seen this happen.