By default networking remain disabled in Fedora 11/12 ( LAN card status down ). Even there IP Address is properly configured . So here is the procedure.
First of all assign IP address and DNS properly.
now select Network Configration
and assign IP address.
Now edit your ifcfg-eth0 file
[root@satish~]# vim /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
and set ONBOOT=yes in this file as shown below:
Now save this file by pressing :wq!
Now restart network daemon by following command:
Now open your firewall ( iptable ) for
Samba ,Samba client and other required services and add eth0 into your trusted interface:
now restart your firewall service by
in this way you can enable networking in your machine and can add linux machine into your Network.