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2. And then...

Once you have met the previous requirements, you may quit Linuxconf and it will prompt you by telling you that something has to be done in order to make your configuration effective. Tell it to apply the changes.

Once you have configured the other machines in your "test" network, you can start to experiment.

Here are some short guidelines. Give it a try!

2.1 Can you ping it?

Check that each machine can be reached through the network. Use the command ping.

                ping hostname

Once you can "ping" a machine, the rest of the networking should follow nicely.

2.2 Doing some telnet and ftp

Try to log into the other computers using telnet. You may want to create some user accounts with Linuxconf.

2.3 Creating a file server

Select one machine as the server. Using the Linuxconf menu networking/exported file-systems, make available to some machine one subdirectory, say /tmp. Quit Linuxconf and it will ask you if you want to activate the configuration changes. Let it do it.

Now you have a file server.

2.4 Accessing the server

With Linuxconf, using the file-systems/Access nfs volume menu, select the /tmp directory from the server and select /server as the mount point.

Save this configuration and quit Linuxconf. Execute the command

                mount -a

and switch to the /server directory. You should see the files that are currently located in the /tmp directory of the server.

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