Setting Up Ethernet adapter in AIX 4.2

Setting Up Ethernet adapter in AIX 4.2

Post by David Armstron » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

We have an RS6000 F50 server with 2 ethernet 10BaseT NICs. One is set to our
Class A network in house. The other has never been configured until today. I
set it to a Class C address to allow users to access it trhough the Internet
(We have a Cisco router on that same Class C subnet). From the server I can
ping the router. From the router I can't ping the server. I also can't ping
the server's ip address from the server (server can't ping itself).

What needs to be set up on the server to configure a NIC? I've set up the ip
address, subnet mask, NIC state (up), ARP (uses ARP). I even tried setting
up a broadcast address (same address as NIC).

I'm wondering if a gateway needs to be set up? That seems to me it shouldn't
matter between two addresses on the same subnet though.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

David Armstrong


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