Ok, i've been using my "Bang Head Here" mouse-mat for the last two days, and soon i won't have anything to band it with....
I've used linux as a "test" operating system, and now i've decided to make my redhat 8.0 machine into my server... everything went fine, I installed I booted up, and I had perfect internet connectability---
That night I installed my SCSI config on the machine, reformatted my IDE drive and installed RedHat on the SCSI drive. everything went quite smooth, i configured my firewall, internet etc. and started the install... everything installed and I booted up... now the boot up process alone took 30 minutes for the machine, 25 of those 30 minutes for sendmail to start --- anyway, i booted up, didn't have internet connectivity, and decided to reinstall once again ---
I did so, using Custom install, as the "server" install didn't partition to my liking, and I had more control with custom, so, i configure everything, boot up, and now I don't have internet...
I configured my Samba server, and it works perfectly with my Win XP Home machine, and i have the windows machine's harddrive mounted (mount.smbfs //10.0.0.2/c etc.) and I am sharing all my important folder on the Linux machine --- everything works...
Then i go to browse the internet, and I can't connect to anything (i have adsl through a 3com OfficeConnecter 812 Remote ADSL router) --- I have successfully pinged ET from konsole, but I get a "www.extremtech.com
could not be found. Please check the name and try again." message when attempting to access any website --- I can't figure out what is causing this problem, I can also successfullly connect to the router's remote configuration utility through its static IP address ---
Ohh, and all the IP addresess for both computers are static, manually assigned IPs ...
Win XP - 10.0.0.2
RedHat - 10.0.0.3
Router - 10.0.0.1
subnetmask - 255.255.255.0
(sorry for low amount of points, this IS urgent --- I just joined recently so i haven't had time to start answering questions, this is an emergency i need that server up NOW!! )