Hi,

I have a slight problem. I have 3 machines. PPro200, P133 and

laptop. P133 also has the modem + ppp to the world. P133 has two NICs,

one Intel Pro/100 and a NE2000 10base2.

P133 address broadcast netmask

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ppp0 - x.y.z.1 PtP a.b.c.d 255.255.255.252 (should be 255.255.255.248

have to go scream at isp)

[intel pro/100]

eth0 - x.y.z.2 x.y.z.4 255.255.255.252

[ne2000]

eth1 - x.y.z.5 x.y.z.4 255.255.255.252

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 x.y.z.2 broadcast x.y.z.4 netmask 255.255.255.252

/sbin/ifconfig eth1 x.y.z.5 broadcast x.y.z.4 netmask 255.255.255.252

/sbin/route add -host x.y.z.3 gw x.y.z.2

/sbin/route add -host x.y.z.6 gw x.y.z.5

Laptop with docking station/NE2000 running win95

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x.y.z.6 x.y.z.4 255.255.255.252

PPro200 with intel pro/100 running win95

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x.y.z.3 x.y.z.4 255.255.255.252 [tried 255.255.255.0,

don't work either]

Problem: laptop can see the world, but ppro can't. tcpdump

on eth0 shows pings from ppro:

03:30:26.940000 arp who-has name.of.machine tell x.y.z.3

03:30:26.940000 arp reply name.of.machine is-at 0:a0:c9:3a:fa:6a

03:26:27.170000 x.y.z.3 > x.y.z.2: icmp: echo request

03:26:27.170000 x.y.z.2 > x.y.z.3: icmp: echo reply

but if you look at the win95 box it says ping timed out. The first ping

also generates an arp which apparently 208.142.41.2 replied to. Ping from

the linux box on x.y.z.2 to x.y.z.3 on the win95 box don't just times out.

tcpdump don't even see an echo reply.

Telnet from ppro box generates some packets for tcpdump, but win95 still

can't see the world - can't even connect to the linux box.

I'm guessing I have one very minor mistake somewhere, right now, at 3:45am

I can't spot it. Any help is gratefully accepted. Thanx.

-Tai

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