Help: RH6.1 PLIP netmask: Host name lookup failure

Help: RH6.1 PLIP netmask: Host name lookup failure

Post by Yu Qian Zho » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

I'm trying to connect my laptop with a PC using RH6.1's
netcfg. When I activate the plip0 interface, the following
error is reported:

    netmask: Host name lookup failure

and ping, telnet don't work.

Can anyone give me some hint on what's going wrong? the
following is my configuration.



The same configuration worked well in RH6.0.  And my PC
is just changed to connect to an ISP via PPP, do you think
this is the cause of the problem?

[/root]# uname -a
Linux bony.home 2.2.12-21 #1 Fri Mar 3 17:20:51 GMT 2000 i686 unknown

[/root]# mdesg
parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [SPP,ECP,ECPPS2]
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.

plip0: Parallel port at 0x378, using IRQ 7

[/root]# ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:3924  Metric:1
          RX packets:42 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:42 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

plip0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr FC:FC:C0:A8:00:02  
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:41 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:41
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:10
          Interrupt:7 Base address:0x378

[/root]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
Iface     *        U     0      0        0
plip0       *            U     0      0        0 lo


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