redhat 5.0 help needed with network

redhat 5.0 help needed with network

Post by jobo » Tue, 08 Sep 1998 04:00:00



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
install ?????

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

thanks again
jerry

 
 
 

redhat 5.0 help needed with network

Post by jobo » Tue, 08 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I left off the main thing in my note.
In /var/log/messages I get this
over and over
EVENT Delete UpDown lo 127.0.0.1/255 <Broadcast loopback>
EVENT Add lo 127.0.0.1/255 <UP Broadcast Loopback>

and pppd says Connect script failed --- when I start ppp

thank you for any help on this I have never seen anything as easy
as PPP and a Network card being so damn hard.

jerry


 
 
 

redhat 5.0 help needed with network

Post by Nils Kaise » Tue, 08 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Hi,


>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
>install ?????

>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

>thanks again
>jerry


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
lo
192.168.1.0        -            255.255.255.0
eth0

... for the local class-c net. The internet settings depends on your
provider.

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.

bye
NiKA

 
 
 

1. I need help setting up networking with redhat 5.0

blake,

which distribution of linux are you using?  which version of the kernel
are you using.  i am using Red Hat 5.2 and kernel 2.0.36-0.7.  i have
the same card, and also had problems getting linux to recognize it
during installation.  to get it to work, you need to know the IRQ and
I/O settings for your network card.  then you can edit /etc/conf.modules
to add the following:

alias eepro eth0
options eth0 i/o=[your I/O settings] irq=[your interupt setting]

do not use the brackets [].

alternatively, you can use the netcfg utility in the X windows
enviroment.  from there you'll need to assign an ip address for your
card, or let a DHCP server assign one.

i hope this helps.

regards,
michel a. lim (linux newbie/wannabe)
associate
whl consulting engineers
structural/civil/construction management
www.whl-international.com

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