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jcmkk
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 11:17 pm    Post subject: Host Name Reply with quote

I'm not sure what it is looking for on the final steps of the install guide
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Final steps: /etc/hostname

Edit this file so that it contains your fully-qualified domain name on a single line, i.e. mymachine.mydomain.com.

Final steps: /etc/hosts

This file contains a list of ip addresses and their associated hostnames. It's used by the system to resolve the IP addresses of any hostnames that may not be in your nameservers. Here's a template for this file:

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127.0.0.1 localhost
# the next line contains your IP for your local LAN, and your associated machine name
192.168.1.1 mymachine.mydomain.com mymachine


Is this only for those who connect to static IP addresses? Also, I forgot what the name of my network cards module is since it auto detected it and didn't pay attention. Does anyone know what module I need to put in the /etc/modules.autoload file in order to load a Netgear FA311 ethernet card?
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jcmkk
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on guys. I know you know this because you had to go through this step, when you installed, too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2002 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can make your hostname to whatever you want it to be, unless you are going to be hosting a web server - in which case you would want to your domain name. I connect to the net with a dynamic IP via a small lan, and the IP address for my Gentoo box is 192.168.0.3, my router is 192.168.0.1 - that is set as my default gateway. I called my Gentoo box anubis.billydpro.com, for no other reason than that is the hostname I came up with at the time.

As far as the module for your NIC, can't help you out there, but I don't think you would have much trouble finding it if you do a google search with something like "FA311 linux module".

Edit: After a quick google search, it appears the name of the module you are probably after is the natsemi.o module...(just add natsemi to your modules.autoload file).
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jcmkk
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2002 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help!
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