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configuring my linux box as a client to winders
jeremy goodrich

 9:32 pm on Jun 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have some software by sygate which should work...but I've tried a lot of stuff, and it's hard going for a newbie to all this *nix stuff, a personal lan, etc.

Sygate server running windows 98, and I want to connect my linux box as a client, so that I can run software off that box and connect to the web for various networking things.

What tcp/ip configuration should I set up? How to do the networking thing? Anybody know of a good tutorial?



 2:07 am on Jun 2, 2001 (gmt 0)


There isn't much you need to do, if you set up the Linux box to use DHCP it will get it's network config automatically from the Sygate server, you don't need to specify anything other than to use DHCP on the Linux machine. Perhaps using Linuxconf if you don't what to manually edit the network files.

If you want to set up a static IP on the Linux machine (i.e. don't want to use DHCP) then perhaps using Linuxconf again, go to the network config interface, give the machine an IP address (192.168.0.x you'd be well advised to make "x" a number+10 higher than the current number of machines on your local network), a netmask of, for the gateway specify the nic IP address of the Sygate server that is on the inside of the LAN (i.e. probably) or whatever the Sygate LAN side address is. That's pretty much it, test it by pinging from the Winders machine to the Linux, and from the Linux machine to the Win, and you should be good to go.

jeremy goodrich

 2:24 am on Jun 2, 2001 (gmt 0)


I've gotten to the point of being able to ping linux from windows, but not the other way around.

I'm also trying to set them up so I can share files, hence the need for the IP's for both machines, or else I think I would be using dhcp.

Unless there is a way to go about this, creating a lan with sygate, and not assinging IP's to both of them for the lan, apart from the net connection?

It's been a long day...that penguin has had me chasing shadows for a while...didn't toolman mention Penguin soup at one point? I'd really like some of that right now :)


 3:53 am on Jun 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

You can still use DHCP, both machines will have an IP address, it's just that you don't need to configure the network on Linux other that saying you will use DHCP. The DHCP server on Sygate assigns all the necessary network parameters including IP address, it just saves you from doing it manually.

If you want to set up the machines to share files a la windows file and print sharing then check out "Samba" on the Linux machine. There's both a client and a server. If you just want to share windows resources with Linux then just the Samba client is required on Linux.

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