Commit dc643202 authored by Russ Fish's avatar Russ Fish
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Add a note about the problem with ipconfig, and some Cygwin doc links.

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<li> <a href="#Windows_Passwords"> Windows Passwords </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Experiment_setup"> Experiment setup for Windows nodes </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Routing"> Routing </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Network_config"> Network config </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Boots_twice"> Windows nodes boot twice </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Login_connections"> Login connections to Windows </a></li>
<li> <a href="#RDP_details"> RDP details </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Cygwin"> Cygwin </a> </li>
<li> <a href="#Cygwin_documentation"> Cygwin documentation </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Cygwin_packages"> Cygwin packages </a></li>
<li> <a href="#SMB_mounts"> SMB mounts and Samba </a></li>
<li> <a href="#Cygwin_arcana"> Cygwin arcana </a></li>
......@@ -159,6 +161,27 @@ There is more information on routing in the <a
Routing Section of the Emulab Tutorial. </a><p>
<h4><a name="Network_config"> </a> Network config </h4>
Normally, the Windows <b><code>ipconfig /all</code></b> command shows the
configuration information for each of the 5 network interfaces. There will
always be a configured control net interface on the 155.98.36 network. <p>
Notice that the Windows names of the interfaces start with <code>Local Area
Connection</code> and have a number appended. You can't count on what this
number is, since it depends on the order the NIC's are probed as Windows
boots. <p>
If you specified links or lans in your experiment topology, the other
interfaces will show a configuration, with an IP address, subnet mask, and
gateway that you can specify in the NS file. Otherwise ipconfig will show a
Media State of <code>Media disconnected</code>. <p>
<div style="margin-left: 40px;"> <b>NOTE:</b> Sometimes we have seen
<code>ipconfig</code> report an ip address and mask of <code></code>,
while the TCP/IP properties dialog boxes show the proper values.
<code>ipconfig</code> is wrong. </div>
<h4><a name="Boots_twice"> </a> Windows nodes boot twice </h4>
Notice that Windows reboots an extra time after first swap-in on a node, after
......@@ -315,6 +338,22 @@ Cygwin is <a href=""> GNU + Cygnus + Windows </a>,
providing Linux-like functionality at the API, command-line, and package
installation levels. <p>
<h4><a name="Cygwin_documentation"> </a> Cygwin documentation </h4>
Cygwin is well documented. Here are some links to get you started:
<li> <a href="">
Users guide </a>
<li> <a href="">
Cygwin highlights </a>
<li> <a href="">
Cygwin-added utilities </a>
<li> <a href="">
FAQ </a>
<li> <a href="">
API compatibility and Cygwin functions </a>
<h4><a name="Cygwin_packages"> </a> Cygwin packages </h4>
A number of optional Cygwin packages are installed in the image due to our
......@@ -326,6 +365,10 @@ perl-libwin32, python, rpm, rsync, shutdown, tcsh, vim, wget, and zip. <p>
The Cygwin command <pre> cygcheck -c</pre> lists the packages that are
installed, and their current version number and status.
Package-specific notes and/or documentation for installed packages are in
<code>/usr{,/share}/doc/Cygwin/*.README</code> and
<code>/usr/share/doc/*/README</code> files.
The <a href=""> Cygwin package site </a> lists
the available pre-compiled packages and provides a search engine. <p>
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