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25th March 2004, 03:55 AM
I just set up a Linux Server on a Linksys 8-port switch/cable router. Since all Windows (5) pc's and (1) server are using the DHCP server in the router, I decided to use a static IP address for the Linux Server. Now each Windows pc is able to contact the Linux Server without having to know it's address, as we are using a product from JRiver to access the Linux Server from the windows boxes.
The Linksys switch/cable router didn't care it was there. All pc's can connect to it and it can't be reached from the internet. And the Linux Server is also a Samba Server for file and printer sharing.
In this configuration, each pc can see the exported file system as their G: drive and can read and write to the drive. Each user has their own unique name and password on the Linux Server for this access.
Additionally, once you have this configuration up and running you can eliminate the Windows Server. Any program you can run from the server can be installed on the LInux Server and run from the PC's.
25th March 2004, 12:22 PM
Hi why would you not allow the Linux server to use dhcp, and let the windows machines resolve it's name via netbios? Why do you also need a JRiver product to speak to a Linux server?
25th March 2004, 01:31 PM
Two questions, two answers, and additional comments:
The network was already established, and is using a router to handle DHCP as I previously stated, though the network was a Win2K Server/Pro network; there never was DNS/Wins/AD or ICS established. (Thankfully!) Also, in my opinion, until recently Netbios was the primary cause for computer infections, it is not used on the network.
Linux has nothing to do with the use of JRiver product, it's our cluuggie text based 4th generation language application that requires specific keyboard responses to operate and must use a terminal emulator to display properly.
I've spent the last 2 years trying to convence my boss to go to Linux Desktops but service is our cash cow.
(This sounds like I'm complaining, but thank goodness Bill keeps me in a job.) I'm not working with rocket scientist here. The clients do alright as long as I am on site but once I leave, it's virus hell when I return. Caught 4 more trojans on the network while setting this up, a little less than a week since the last virus scan I ran; and decided not to monkey with the network and cause more problems for myself.
I know I could further lock down the system with the included DHCPd but that wouldn't resolve the terminal emulation issue. Hyperterm doesn't cut it, and I've not messed with any other terminal emulators that has proven as convenient or reliable as JRiver.
4th April 2004, 04:08 AM
Working on the same thing here. I run a web server on the net but also am setting up a local server to have clients jump straight here. If the router is reassigning dhcp on the network then I will have to monitor the routers unless I make it static.
I also have linksys
IN mandrake I could do this easy. For what ever reason FC ignores the switch to static.
I am just starting to actually get into this
I figured it out and wrote a howto:
HOW TO: Static IP (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1144)
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