We present here some example network configurations. The numbers will
only make sense for very specific locations and you will need to
obtain your specific addresses from your System Administrator. We
illustrate these through the contents of
/etc/network/interfaces but it is advisable to use
Tools-->Networking as discussed above to change the contents of
this configuration file.
The simplest configuration uses DHCP to automatically obtain network
information from a server that allocates addresses:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Velox (101.31) was initially set up to allow DHCP allocation of the IP
address. The DHCP server delivered the appropriate information as
demonstrated in /var/log/installer.log:
got dhcp offer
HOSTNAME: requesting velox
next server: 0.0.0.0
configured interface eth0
The network has been successfully configured using DHCP/BOOTP.
A manual configuration requires the information to be specified:
iface eth0 inet static
A computer with a 3Com 3c905 ethernet card:
eth0: 3Com 3c905 Boomerang 100baseTx at 0xfc80, 00:c0:4f:f7:02:bf, IRQ 10
8K word-wide RAM 3:5 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/MII interface.
MII transceiver found at address 24, status 7849.
Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
You can check that the eth0 interface is functioning:
# ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:4F:F7:02:BF
inet addr:192.168.1.1 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:21 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:21
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xfc80
A computer with a SMC91C92 Ethernet network card. I had to configure
the appropriate kernel module to have this card recognised. I used
the modconf command to do this, select the Net
modules and select the smc9194 module. Configuring this
succeeded, returning the following message:
SMC9194: SMC91C90/91C92(r:3) at 0x300 IRQ:10 INTF:TP MEM:4608b ADDR: 00:c0:4f:df:25:55
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