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Re: Something is Fishy About My Network



Marc Ferguson wrote:

> So here's the meat of my cry-for-help caserole.
> 
>    - I'm having a problem pinging my hostname.  I'll ping it and 127.0.0.1
>    is the resulting IP.
>    - I see that my router has given my computer an IP address, but it
>    doesn't have the hostname in its table.
>    - I can't ping, by host name, my computer from any other computer on 
the
>    home network.

You can set the name of your computer in /etc/sysconfig/network ; mine reads

NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=mary.gayleard.com

Also check /etc/hosts on all the computers in your network.

ifconfig will tell you what IP address has been assigned to your machine
by dhcpd;
you can probably change this by editing /etc/dhcpd.conf on the machine
acting as dhcpd server, eg I have

        host elizabeth {
                hardware ethernet 00:02:2D:21:03:E7;
                fixed-address 192.168.2.11;
        }


-- 
Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland



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