[ubuntu] ubuntu server setup

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http://ubuntuforums.org – hi! i am trying to set up ubuntu server 9.04 in my home network for fun and my education. for now all i would really like to accomplish is being able to connect to the server from another computer in my network (i want to run it headless from my regular computer). i have tried several things following some other threads and i am still not connected. here are the things i've done: made a dhcp 'reservation' for ubuntuserver1 00:05:5d:50:0a:cc i just picked a 169 from the available range.it shows up in 'lan computers' list now looking at my router(using another computer[that lack (Hardware)