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Networking


During an install you will be asked whether to try DHCP to obtain your network information from a DHCP server. This (usually) requires that you identify your host as a host that your DHCP server knows or relies on the DHCP server allocating the next available IP address. Do so just to see if there is a DHCP server available to you.

If a DHCP server is not available then you will be prompted for appropriate network information.

Generally you need the following, where some sample addresses are supplied:

  IP       155.229.8.165
  Netmask  255.255.255.192
  Gateway  155.229.8.190
  Domain   togaware.com
  DNS      183.44.72.1

The information is recorded in /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf. Later on edit /etc/resolv.conf to add search togaware.com so that you can refer to your local machines by their name, without fully specifying the domain.

Some useful commands for trouble shooting are:



  # netstat -n
  # ifconfig -a


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