I am new to linux networking and am using Debian but am pretty experienced
at networking windows machines....
Anyway, I have a cable modem and a hardware router (SMC barricade) that
assigns my PCs IP addresses using DHCP. My windows machines can ping each
other fine. However, when I try to ping my linux box from my windows 98 PC,
the ping command returns:
yet from the linux box I can ping the 98 machine no problem! Both machines
have dynamic IP addresses and I am definately pinging the correct ones (as
displayed using "ifconfig")
The linux box can access the internet no problem as I installed Debian on it
using the "install over network" option using HTTP...
any ideas what this "Hardware Error" means? I dont think it is really
anything to do with "hardware"!! It seems an odd message for "ping" to