This section describes how to set up the
plip interface in the source server. If you run into trouble, I suggest that you read the PLIP MINI-HOWTO.
Check that your
lp device is not set. You should not have this entry:
$ cat /proc/devices Character devices: ... 6 lp ...
If you do have it, kill the
lpd daemon and remove the
$ /etc/rc.d/init.d/lpd.init stop Shutting down lpd: lpd $ rmmod lp
If you can't remove the
lp module then you have to recompile the kernel with
lp service as a module.
Now, the "
6 lp" line has disappeared from the
/proc/devices file, which is a reflection of the kernel capabilities.
You are not obliged to eliminate the lp device : the scheme may work with lp. Without guarantee (it works for me). Check it yourself.
Check that your parallel port is handled:
$ ls /proc/parport/ 0/ $ cat /proc/parport/0/hardware base: 0x378 irq: 7 dma: none modes: SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2
If you don't have any directory under
/proc/parport/ then you have to load the
$ insmod parport $ insmod parport_pc
You should see this new entry in
Oct 9 20:50:47 louloutte kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2] Oct 9 20:50:47 louloutte kernel: parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.
I repeat the message "detected
irq 7, use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation", so:
$ echo 7 > /proc/parport/0/irq
Using a kernel 2.4 the last command is no longer available. Use instead:
$ insmod parport $ insmod parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
plip module is loaded:
$ lsmod |grep plip
plip module is not loaded, then load it:
$ insmod plip
You should see something like this in
==> /var/log/messages <== Oct 8 16:34:12 louloutte kernel: NET3 PLIP version 2.3-parport email@example.com Oct 8 16:34:12 louloutte kernel: plip0: Parallel port at 0x378, using IRQ 7
If you can't load the
plip module then you have to recompile the kernel with
plip service as a module.
The syslog message says the module is loaded on the
plip0 interface. Configure the
$ ifconfig plip0 source pointopoint target netmask 255.255.255.255 up
Check that everything is okay.
$ ifconfig plip0 plip0 Link encap:10Mbps Ethernet HWaddr FC:FC:C0:A8:00:02 inet addr:192.168.0.2 P-t-P:192.168.0.1 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 Interrupt:7 Base address:0x378
Now you can
ping locally the source server:
$ ping source PING source (192.168.0.2): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=0.3 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.2 ms --- source ping statistics --- 2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max = 0.2/0.2/0.3 ms
Verify that the route to target exists:
$ route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface target * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 plip0
If the route doesn't exist, add it:
$ route add -host 192.168.0.1 dev plip0
When the target is configured you will be able to do a ping test:
$ ping target PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=4.5 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=4.3 ms --- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics --- 2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max = 4.3/4.4/4.5 ms
But if you try it now you should have:
$ ping target PING target (192.168.0.1): 56 data bytes --- target ping statistics --- 5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
Now, the server network is ready to work. Congratulations.