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Installation

notes:

Mounting Partitions

file:    /etc/fstab
add:
/dev/hda2 /mnt/d
vfat defaults,uid=mike,gid=mike,umask=0 0 0
//tiger/m /tiger/cdrom smbfs uid=mike,credentials=/etc/smb.cred 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/w2k ntfs defaults,ro 0 0
verify:
mount /mnt/d ; mount /tiger/cdrom ; mount /mnt/w2k
troubleshoot:

Modem/Sound Card (Combo Lucent Winmodem/Riptide Audio)

notes:
Files listed not included. ( http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/ )
files:
command:
rpm -ivh hcfpci*rpm riptide*rpm

Network

file: /etc/sysconfig/network
replace:
HOSTNAME=jaguar
file: /etc/hosts
replace:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain jaguar

Ethernet ( LNE100TX)

file:/etc/modules.conf
add:
alias eth0 tulip
verify command:

insmod tulip ; depmod -a ; lsmod
 

Dial Up

note:
Use kppp, unable to get redhat's dialer to handshake.
Provider:
USOL
Phone:
267-585-7827
215-539-7827
Password:
********
Gateway: 
208.232.59.1
Primary DNS:
208.232.58.2
Secondary DNS:
208.232.58.3
SMTP: 
smtp.usol.com
POP3: 
pop3.usol.com
News:
news.usol.com

new file: /etc/ppp/ip-down.local

!/bin/bash
#script to set the default gateway for intranet only
route del default gw 208.232.59.1
route add default gw 192.168.0.254
new file: /etc/ppp/ip-up.local
!/bin/bash
#script to set the default gateway for internet access
route del default gw 192.168.0.254
route add default gw 208.232.59.1
verify: when connected
route -n #verify gateway
netstat -i #should show eth0, lo, ppp0
host redhat.com #verify DNS
troubleshoot:

Ntfs

notes:

I wasn't very successful with modules, but I was able to recompile my kernel.  Next time I'll eliminate some modules.  It works, but it was an extremely long compile for the modules.  It was also necessary to go back and get tarballs for hcfpcimodem and riptide.

walkthrough:

su -l
(password)
cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10
make clean
make mrproper
cp configs/kernel-2.4.7-i686.config .
make xconfig

(load kernel-2.4.7-i686.config, goto filesystems, select "y" for ntfs (read only), "save and exit")

make dep
make bzImage
make install
make modules
make modules_install

(edit lilo to point to the new kernel)

lilo
reboot


Samba

Printer and file sharing for 'nix.  This is so you can share files with others on your network, includings MS Windows boxes.  NFS is the preferred method of file sharing, but Windows doesn't support it out of the box.

file:    /etc/samba/lmhosts
127.0.0.7
localhost
192.168.0.1
jaguar
192.168.0.5
tiger

file:    /etc/samba/smbusers
# Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ...
root = administrator admin
nobody = guest pcguest smbguest

notes: This file maps everyone on the right of the equal sign from outside to the user name on the left of the equal sign.

file:   /etc/samba/smbpasswd
notes:
This file is generated using smbpasswd.
smbpasswd -a username
must be performed by root to allow users to access their accounts using Samba.
For a user to change their Samba password they should use:
smbpasswd

file:    /etc/samba/smb.conf
replace:

[global]
workgroup = SoftShoppe

add share:

[ myshare]
   comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
   path = /usr/somewhere/shared
   valid users = mary fred
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   create mask = 0765

notes:
B

/etc/samba/smb.conf is pretty self documenting, there are comments citing examples throughout the file.
Check the manual for smb.conf and smbclient as well.

Firewall

Redhat uses ipchains, and it can be configured using firewall-config.

ipchains can be started and stopped with:
service ipchains start
and
service ipchains stop

My setup is:

Options:

ICMP
restricted
INPUT
accept
FORWARD
deny
OUTPUT
accept

Rules:

Chain
Action
SRC IP
PORT
LOG
Input
Accept
208.232.58.2
53
x
Input Accept 208.232.58.3
53
x
Input Accept 127.0.0.1
*

Input Deny
! 192.168.0.0/24
135:139

Input Deny ! 192.168.0.0/24 21:500 x
Input Deny ! 192.168.0.0/24 5000


 

Monday, 9 January 2017   Michael J. Chappell   Contact me at: mcsuper5@freeshell.org