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Old 08-13-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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Again with the "Destination Host Unreachable", more precise

I know that "Destination Host Unreachable" means that the system cannot find a route to the desired IP address. How can this happen when the IP address is on my local network ?
Eth1 is configured with address and a Windows box directly connected that has as an address. When I try to ping the Windows box it says "Destination Host Unreachable". Any ideeas ?
Old 08-13-2003, 01:09 PM   #2
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It's a crossover cable yeah?

It's not a faulty crossover cable?

Does it say the same when you try to ping from windows to linux?
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Is the network card active?

What routes do you have?
route -n
Old 08-14-2003, 07:36 AM   #4
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This is the output from route :
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0 * U 0 0 0 eth1 * U 0 0 0 lo
default a-docsis-C51-83 UG 0 0 0 eth0

The cable is good, that is for sure, and the pinging dose'nt work eighter way. The strange part is that it says "Destination host unreachable". Normally it should say "Request timed out" if it is a faulty cable or something like this. I know that "Dest ..." means that it dose not know how to go there, witch is total non-sense !


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