My problem is this, I have 2 Linux-Mandrake 8.1 boxes and I want them to see each other, so I can get my network program to work.
But they cant see each other, whenever I try and browse the network after a while I get the "localhost.localdomain not found" or something error. Why? Does the domain/IP address need changing?
Also I have specified my IP addresses (one as 127.0.0.1 and 127.0.0.2) to ward off a crash I get when I reboot or shutdown on my main machine, freezing on 'shutting down interface eth0'. Any idea why?
I've tried updating the distro but still it happens.
Anyway, these 2 Linux boxes are connected to a hub and a router and my friends' Windows machines are also connected. Would this have an effect?
Do I need to set the gateway IP as the router IP?