vlokstone at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 26 00:03:44 EDT 2003
You may not be connnected at all. red hat includes the
web site doc's in the install.
1. check you're ip -> type $/sbin/ifconfig
you should get 2 numbers 127.0.0.1 ( loopback )
and your public ip of 24.x.x.x or 68.x.x.x
2. open terminal & use ping command to test
$ping 184.108.40.206 (yahoo.com )
then by name $ping yahoo.com
3. at the terminal go to root ( type su -> passwd)
then type #cat /etc/resolv.conf
you should see this:
4. I'm not familiar w/ Redhat's config GUI's
but I think they include linuxconf and webmin
both are very good graphical frontends.
5. when you do get on line go here for great linux
definitely take the intro to bash commands. it'll make
your linux experience much smoother. sooner or later,
in linux, you'll end up at a shell, and wonder how ya
lived w/out one all these years.
--- "A. Paul LeBarron II" <shipdadip at adelphia.net>
> Hello, try to disable the firewall in Redhat. You
> can do this by starting a
> terminal (it's under system tools or something, look
> around) and type setup.
> At the set up menu go to firewall configuration and
> disable the firewall.
> Also check your proxy settings in whatever web
> browser you are using. To
> stop that error message you are getting about
> "Could not look up internet
> address . . ." you will want to add your hostname
> (it will be something like
> 112.buf.adelphia.net) to your /etc/hosts file. Do
> this while logged in as
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Isom" <jsi at adelphia.net>
> To: <nflug at nflug.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 10:56 PM
> Subject: New User
> > Hi,
> > I'm new to Linux. I just installed redhat 9 on my
> machine. (I'M SICK
> > OF WINDOWS ME AND DON'T WANT TO PAY ALL THAT MONEY
> FOR AN UPGRADE!!!
> > I'LL TRY ANYTHING AT THIS POINT.) I did the
> standard installation, and
> > I seem to have most everything going okay so far
> except for a couple of
> > issues.
> > I have Adelphia Powerlink. As you can see, I've
> got my EMAIL going okay
> > once again. And I can go to any site under
> redhat.com. However, if I
> > try to go anywhere but a redhat site, I get a
> "connection refused"
> > message.
> > Also, when I first log in to redhat at the gui, I
> get the following
> > message:
> > "Could not look up internet address for
> dhcp-124-6. This will prevent
> > GNOME from operating correctly. It may be
> possible to correct the
> > problem by adding dhcp-124-6 to the
> > This "dhcp-124-6" seems to be the host name that
> was automatically set
> > when I did the installation.
> > I feel like the problems I'm experiencing are
> probably elementary in
> > nature, but I can't find what to do in the "Redhat
> Linux 9 Bible," which
> > is the only resource I have right now.
> > If you are wondering how I found out about NFLUG
> if I can't go anywhere
> > but redhat.com, I did the research from my work
> > Also, I'm interested in possibly going to the next
> NFLUG meeting. Is it
> > still the same time and location as what is listed
> at the NFLUG website?
> > Thank you for your help.
> > Joe Isom
> > East Amherst
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