>I am not new to slackware but I am new to redhat.
>I installed 5.0 and configured a network card when
>I installed and I got a weird problem with eth0 and ppp.
>Ok I need to do some drive swapping so I reinstalled
>and left off the network card and still get the same error.
>in the route table
>I get this
>Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref If
>localhost * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 lo
>127.0.0.0 - 255.0.0.0 ! 0 - 0 -
>can someone tell me what the defaults do this with a fresh
>thanks for any pointers I tried doing the netcfg in x but that
>was no help either. I know I am missing something small
>but I wish it was BIG
you should try ifconfig. If there are some devices such as eth0 and lo and
ppp0 or something like that you should check out the routes.
your routes should be like that
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref If
127.0.0.1 - 255.0.0.0
192.168.1.0 - 255.255.255.0
... for the local class-c net. The internet settings depends on your
there it is possible to set some smart routes with
route add -net x.x.x.0 dev ippp0
route add default gw x.x.x.0
with x.x.x.0 is a class-c-net of your provider. Alternate (if there is the
same login-IP everytime) you can use this one instead of x.x.x.0 and remove
"-net" from the line above.
I think RedHat is a little crazy using non-standard setting. For normal
settings it is well prepared.
If this (written down lines) could not help you, your problem is bigger than
only some routing tables. You should check your kernel and the devices, some
/etc/sysconfig-Scripts and so on.