Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!
I now have two computers running at my desk at work.
The first one is a Pentium II running Windows NT4.0 which frequently locks up and is otherwise generally bothersome.
The other computer is a Pentium180 with 64mb RAM and 6.4G drive running LinuxMandrake 6.0, my question is:
How do I connect to the NT server machine that offers internet access. My Network Administrator has assigned static IPs to all 80 machines on the existing network and has also assigned an IP to my linux box as well. When I ran the Linux installation, it probed the PCI NIC and found a Digital 21040 Tulip card. I can ping myself but no other machine on the network. No other machine can ping me.
When I run "ifconfig", I get the following information:
ethO Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:80::c6:f9:2f:a9
inet addr: 184.108.40.206 Bcast 220.127.116.11
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 METRIC:1
Rx Packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
interrupt: 10 Base address:0xfc00
lo Link encap: Local loopback
inet addr: 127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 METRIC:1
Rx Packets 69 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
My network settings are:
IP for my linux box:18.104.22.168
my machine's name: penguin.fluoresco.com
NT server name/IP: fluoresco.com 22.214.171.124
Gateway server: 126.96.36.199
Under "linuxconf", my default gateway is shown correct.
Under "ifconfig", my Bcast is 188.8.131.52, should these be the same?
I am a little lost here since my Network Administrator also is running a Linux box (Redhat 6.0) and he can access the internet and also see the network shares. I checked his network settings and compared them to mine, and everything that I could see was the same (except, of course, IP of my machine). Do I need to set up SAMBA? When I did the installation, I checked "EVERYTHING" for components, so I should have what I need to fix this issue.
Again, thanks for the help. I have tried to check any HOW-TOs and read up as much as possible before I posted this question.