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Old 03-29-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
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destination host unreachable

Hello all,

I recently did a fresh install across my LAN in order to upgrade to Slackware 10.1. Everything is running fine except for networking. I have 3 computers on my LAN. Two are perminantly connected to a switch and one is a laptop which I connect occasionally. All of these machines are set to static IP with no router or gateway in the way. I have an internet connection that uses PPP (dial-up). The ppp networking works fine. I am able to ping each card on the local machine but when I try any thing other than the local card I recieve a "destination host unreachable" error. I did install DHCP on two of the machines for future broadband usage but the DHCPD is not up. I checked with "ps -aux" and top. The hosts.allow and hosts.deny files are empty. If after reading the following anyone can recommend something else to try I would GREATLY appreciate it. Previously this network was running freebsd with the same configuration and worked right from the get go, so it should not be any type of hardware issue. Here is my /etc/hosts file. localhost nfs01 ws01 ws02

Ifconfig shows the following of course having a different IP (as above) for each card.

eth0 inet addr: Bcast: Mask: UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500

Route shows the following.

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
localnet * U 0 0 0 eth0
loopback * U 0 0 0 lo

I have the following rc.d services on startup.

rc.pcmcia (on the laptop only)
rc.portmap (nfs will be established once networking is up)
Old 03-30-2005, 05:44 AM   #2
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If you are so sure about settings in the machines, then could your switch be faulty?
Did you try cross-cable testing?


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