|| I am running RedHat 4.2 on a P5/60 machine with a NE2000 clone network
|| card. A few days ago I moved the machine to a different subnet, and had to
|| reconfigure the IP settings. I changed the settings and the network was
|| unreachable. The only pings returned were through the local loopback
|| (127.0.0.1), the broadcast (xxx.xxx.xxx.255) and the IP address of the
|| machine (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). No pings from anywhere else, even the local
|| subnet, were returned. However, /proc/net/dev shows that packets are
|| transmitted, but not received over eth0.
If all that information is correct, then it must be working. Since it's
not working, the information cannot be correct.
Show the information instead of drawing your own conclusions.
By the way, make sure your gateway is right.
|| The information in ifconfig looked normal, the settings were all correct.
|| But when I tried route to list the routing table, a funny thing happened.
|| The first two routes, the loopback and the route to xxx.xxx.xxx.0, showed
|| up, and when the default route was supposed to show up, there was no more
|| output; to return to a prompt I had to do ^C. Yet /proc/net/route shows
|| the default route, and the numbers seem OK, including the gateway IP. Is
|| it correct for the netmask under the default route to be listed as 0.0.0.0?
|| What could be causing this problem? I am certain of the IP numbers, since
|| another machine works using those same numbers...
Patience is a virtue too.
The route command want to do a reverse name lookup on your default
gateway. This is not in your hosts file. Therefore, it goes to ask
your nameserver. However, no response comes back. You've probably set
After a timeout (20 seconds, a minute, I'm not sure) it will give up
and just print the numeric gateway address.
You can also use the -n option to get numeric results only.
Oh by the way, who are you?
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