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Old 02-11-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Ping / Connectivity question

Hi, I'm having problems connecting a unix server at a remote location through telnet, ftp. When I ping I get the following response. Notice how the ip address changes. From a Windows workstation on the same network I'm able to connect but not the Fedora Core5 box. Any suggestions?


[root@server ~]# ping xx.xx.xx.205
PING xx.xx.xx.205 (xx.xx.xx.205) 56(84) bytes of data.
From xx.xx.xx.204 icmp_seq=1 Packet filtered
From xx.xx.xx.204 icmp_seq=2 Packet filtered
Old 02-11-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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- the 204 is probably you.
- The 'Packet filtered' means that the remote network is dropping pings for some reason, maybe too much traffic, etc... but ask the remote admin
Old 02-11-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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have you tried a traceroute on the IP to make sure you're reaching it from the Fedora box? Also, the remote box might have kernel IP filtering enabled.
Old 02-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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The traceroute gets there. Would the ip filering block telnet and ftp from the linux box and not from the windows pc?



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