[techtalk] Getting a computer on a network.

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Thu Feb 17 18:49:06 EST 2000

> I'm trying to get my desktop computer at work (which is connected with
> an ethernet card

Run ifconfig and make sure that it has the right ip addr:
	eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:B0:D0:20:06:FC  
        inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:

which is the above.  Check your address against your host file 
or nslookup on your machine name.

Then see if you can ping it from a server.

If you can ping it, then everything else should work.  If not, then the error 
message should provide useful information.

Also, see if you can get out from it, like pinging other machines, and 
telnetting to them.


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