This has got to be the most embarrasing question I have ever asked, but as I wasn't potterring about at the command line level I decided to check out some man pages. Then I got stuck. How do you exit?
Robb Bloomfield, RLS Network Administrator
> > quit
> > exit
There is a really nice story in the O'Reilly DNS book,
about a DNS admin who configured a DNS name for
a machine in his system, called quit. He aliased this
to 'use.exit.to.get.out.of.nslookup' (or something similar)
- so that whenever someone typed 'quit' in nslookup
(quit is common for ftp type things) - they got the alias,
and knew what to do.
I *always* type quit in nslookup - don't know why ...
but I always do ... At least doing this saves the timeout
period, while your DNS server decides it hasn't got
a machine called 'quit'.
I really liked this solution.
I've just joined the list having purchased SuSe Linux 7 to try to network a
room of around 25 old PCs obtained through "Tools for Schools" in some
I'm wanting to take this in stages and I'd like to kick off by networking a
handful of them to share a printer. The PCs are running Win95 and have
network adaptors inside them. I've obtained an "Intel Inbusiness Print
Station" (basically an adaptor that connects 2 printers to a network, left
over from an NT network installation), and I've put Linux on one machine to
act as the print server.
Now what do I do? :o)
Could anyone give me pointers to any documentation or, better still, give
me a brief idea of what I need to do. Do I need to use some kind of hub to
connect the machines together?
My long-term hope (plan being far to strong a word!) is to progress to
file-serving the complete room so the pupils no longer need rely on floppies.
Thanks to all who replied, just to say I agree with Roger about creating a list of commands, and I've just found an interesting chart of equivilant MS-DOS commands......
Robb Bloomfield, RLS Network Administrator
Thanks Giles for your advice on how to use "non X"
features to get Squid up and running.
Midnight Commander was probably the most useful tool.
(I used it as an editor too - probably bad form!).
Success! I'll put away my manual for a few days!
Do You Yahoo!?
Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products. All in one Place.
I think I have asked this before but if I have it has disappeared into my
extensive backlog of files to organise.
I am using Squid as a proxy server for my school network with Dialnet as the
parent cache. The kids are directed through our intranet which is currently
on an NT machine (job to do) and they go out through the proxy to the outside
world. However, on the intranet page I have a link to the web mail provided
by dialnet so that when the link is activated it goes out through a url to the
web mail (for staff and students). I was having problems trying to get the
intranet to work initially as it times out. I beleive the way I had it, it
would go out through the internet to find the home school's page, come back
and look about but time out in the meantime. I have now added an acl to find
the local machine so that the intranet page pops straight up, but now the web
mail doesn't work, when you click on the link it opens the main page again.
Any suggestions (thin evidence accepted). I will attach the squid.conf if
Ps I will not be too offended if you rip my config file apart!
Hello Mark, you wrote on 07/11/00 10:05:49:
>Does the current version of samba include the capability to act as a NT
>Primary domain controller. i.e. validating usernames and passwords etc.
>If so has anybody implemented Linux/samba successfully as a NT PDC
>Also if possible, which version of Samba/Linux supports these feature. We
>have been experimenting with SUSE 6.4
Yes, Samba can act as a PDC. We have Samba 2.0.6, Linux 2.2.14, and use
Linux as PDC for a Windows 98 network.
Samba is a robust and well constructed bit of code and with the SWAT (or
Webmin) GUI is pretty easy to maintain.
A good introduction is the O'Reilly book 'Using Samba', which is available
on line, the bit about domain control is at:
There is also a comprehensive FAQ on PDC support at:
However, AFAIK Samba (as such) does not support logon from Win2K clients.
Hope this helps.
St Ives School, Haslemere.
This e-mail does not necessarily represent the views of the School.
Does the current version of samba include the capability to act as a NT
Primary domain controller. i.e. validating usernames and passwords etc.
If so has anybody implemented Linux/samba successfully as a NT PDC
Also if possible, which version of Samba/Linux supports these feature. We
have been experimenting with SUSE 6.4
> 1/ If it's connected to the internet remove X-windows right away :)
That sounds a bit extreme, before we know what the PC is to be
used for. It could be that starting X with the
option would do ...
One you thing you do have to be careful about though James,
is that being nosey and installing everything, will leave you with
lots of 'server services' running on your PC - and while you are
connected to the internet, any unprotected running service
could be a potential security hole. As a general principle, you
should only run network services that you *need* on an internet
connected machine - and then protect those as much as possible.
> Can't get it to talk to the internet or my one connected PC.
These are probably 2 quite different problems - so
you will have to take them one at a time. I would suggest
solve one first, then think about the other (do not change
too much in one go).
With regards to the network :
1. Is your ethernet card detected ? What make is it ?
There should be some messages on boot up about it
if it was found ... try following to see your boot messages :
2. How have you configured your networking ? Try following
(and maybe send us in the output ... ?)
3. If all ok so far (you should probably have an entry for eth0
in your output of ifconfig) then, try pinging your local IP
4. If all ok - what is the situation with your client - do you
know its networking is ok ?
We would really need to know exactly what you have
configured/tried before we can help.
With regards to the internet : you have to setup ppp
- again, you would have to provide details of exactly
what you have tried, and what error message
outputs you are getting.