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How to configure unix to connect to internet

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I have HP integrity Server RX2600 with HP 11i (v2) ia64 unix installed. I have to connect internet. What all I need to do to make it work to connect to internet world. I am not an unix admin. Please provide step by step directions.
Mar 21 '08 #1
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I'm not an HPUX master by any means, but there are a few basics you can check.

First of all, how is it connected? Is it an Ethernet connection? If so, you should make sure you have an IP address by typing the following command as root:


This is the wikipedia page on ifconfig, and will show you what all you are looking at. The specific thing you are looking for is the information under the 'eth0' header, specifically the 'inet addr' and the 4 octets after it.

Also, the route command will show your default gateway - which should be your router's IP address. If not, this needs to be added.

Once you have those, you should be able to test your internet connectivity by doing a 'ping' of a public IP address or hostname, like or . You can even try this first to see if any configuration is needed. This is assuming that your router/firewall allows ICMP Ping requests to go through it.

Unless any of the Experts/Mods of this forum have better ways of starting (which is entirely possible), I'd recommend doing that and posting any issues you have with it.
Mar 21 '08 #2

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I have heard a lot about setting proxy server configurations for running mozilla or netscape browser on Unix server. What is that all about and what do I need to do? Thanks for your earlier response
Apr 15 '08 #3

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Firefox can set its proxy settings in its own menus, assuming the proxy already exists. I can't really help you with setting up the proxy in the first place, I'm afraid.
Apr 16 '08 #4

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