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Re: [SLE] Where do I define a machine's IP
  • From: Martin Mielke <martin.mielke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 18:27:08 +0100
  • Message-id: <4059DBEC.5060105@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jim Sabatke wrote:

Trying to setup a second computer. SuSE wants to make it like the other box. If I edit the IP in the Yast "Host Names" program, it doesn't seem to be work.

Hi Jim,

the 127.0.0.x (where x == 1 || x == 2) *must* be present, otherwise your box won't work.

127.0.0.x is your localhost, so it's normal that your both boxes have such "internal" IP-address.
Now you must give them a *network* address, such as 192.168.1.x (where 0 < x < 255 ). The easiest way is to go through "YaST > Network devices" and configure each network card. Keep in mind the so called subnet mask. In this case, for a class-C network you should use; if this is not the same on *both* machines they won't see eachother...
As for the IP-addresses, for example: for computer-A use and for computer-B use


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