How to get network set up correctly?

Miaow miaow at
Sun Mar 24 00:40:57 PST 2002

> I've got LFS 3.2 up and running, but I can't connect to the internet
> through the network.
> My LFS box connects to a Windows 98 box which does internet
> connection sharing.  I can ping the Windows box fine, but I can't
> ping anything externally.
> /etc/hosts looks like this:
> localhost.localdomain localhost
> localhost.localdomain localhost
> /etc/sysconfig/network looks like this:
> HOSTNAME=localhost
> /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 looks like this:
> ONBOOT=yes
> IP=
> Everything seems to come up fine during boot.  Do I have something
> setup wrong in one of these files, or am I missing something else?

You need to setup the dns servers, either with the gateway's IP if it does
DNS forwarding or with your ISP's DNS servers.

If your using Windows connection sharing you might want to (if you have not
already) get the fix to patch the security hole.

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