[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu server edition

Robert McWilliam rmcw at allmail.net
Tue Dec 5 22:06:17 GMT 2006

On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 21:26:48 +0000
"Colin Humphrey" <c.humphrey_00 at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> >>have all these
> >>tests been with the same DHCP server?
> I believe so - though I am not sure what you mean by this?  I thought
> that there was only one DHCP server procedure per installation disk?
> I have tried on different machines though with the same installation
> disk each time and the results were varied.

DHCP works by a machine on the network acting as a server and giving
out IP addresses and configuration information for the other machines.
In small networks this is often integrated wth the router. When I asked
about if this was all with the same server I assumed you were trying to
get an ubuntu machine to get an IP address (and other other details)
from a DHCP server, and was wondering if that server might be the bit
that isn't working. Looking back over more of the thread I notice that
you are setting up an ubuntu server so I might have things backwards
and you want the ubuntu machine to be the DHCP server?

For not using DHCP:
> >>Tell them where the internet
> >>gateway and DNS servers are.
> So would that mean I could change files:
> -w nano/etc/resolv.conf
> -w nano/etc/network/interfaces
> and then ping the host ubuntu computer from an XP computer after
> changes have been made?

Yes, if you've got X-windows installed then there are graphical apps
that can let you avoid editing the files directly -there are probably
such tools that work without X as well but I don't know what they

Robert McWilliam     rmcw at allmail.net    www.ormiret.com

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