[sf-lug] Fwd: urgent help with networking Linux and Windows at a public school

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Sep 8 15:15:51 PDT 2007

    it's strange to read "we are attempting to get a static
IP address from" a router. A static IP address is one
that is set on the host itself. Assuming the network is
running okay and the host is powered off but connected,
when you power the host on, the host comes up without
asking anything of the router because some human
set the host to have a static IP address. The host comes
up with the (hopefully correct) IP address and talks to
the network.

On Sep 8, 2007, at 2:40 PM, Christian Einfeldt wrote:

> hi
> On 9/8/07, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:
>> >> hi,
>> Hi, why is this person not a member of the list?
> I am a member of the list, but Jim Stockford actually just beat me to 
> posting it on this list.
> We seem to be closing in on the problem.  I will post the solution to 
> this list when we get the solution.  Our progress so far... we have 
> installed a new NIC because the old NIC was giving us a different MAC 
> address every time we rebooted, which was weird.  We have found the 
> DHCP router and we are attempting to get a static IP address from it.
> We now have been able to see a file on a Linux box on the network, and 
> so now we are going to try to find the server from another Linux box 
> on the network.  Then we will go after the Windows boxes. 
> I really appreciate the help of this list, because we are under a time 
> crunch, and your answers have been helpful!!
> Christian Einfeldt.
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