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Old 10-30-2003, 08:29 AM   #1
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traceroute problem

when I type (as root):
traceroute address

I get:
ifaddrlist: SIOCGIFFLAGS: : No such device

also when I type:
ifconfig -a

I get:
: error fetching interface information: Device not found

Thought ifconfig eth0 works fine....

I'm running debian/sid with 2.4.22 kernel....

Any ideas how to fix this problem...
Old 10-30-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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how do u know that your NIC is working correctly? R u able to ping anything? type /etc/rc.d/init.d/ network status what does it say?

Old 10-30-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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I know it works because I have a 7 computer debian network and the machine giving this error is my main workstation... And to type this.... my main workstation eth0 goes to my s/w, then to my NAT then to the NET.... so It working fine.... cause I can surfing and get data off my file-server AND yes PING everybody in the network..

/etc/rc.d/init.d/ network status is just (in debian)
/etc/init.d/networking status
though status is not an option.... only {start|stop|restart|force-reload}

here is /etc/network/interfaces
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

any idea??
Old 11-03-2003, 05:13 AM   #4
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No well.... I solved it.... just for google surfers... the solution is:

cd /usr/src/linux
make xconfig | make menuconfig
go to: networking options > DECnet Support
and click N/M (NOT Y, thats the problem) to "DECnet Support" or "DECnet: SIOCGIFCONF support"

I thought is was a kernel problem.... i.e. shouldn't of installed something....


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