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Old 03-09-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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What! Ican't connect to IPs ending in even number!

I have a truly bizarre problem, I can connect to: but not to -- Same mask, same network but somehow if the IP address ends with an even number, I can't connect to it.

Same goes for these:

can't connect:

can connect: (this is a sip server, not the webpage)

Another clincher is if I restart my internet connection (PPPoA with bulldog) and get an IP address ending with an odd number (e.g. then I can't connect to anything at all.

I have been doing traceroutes and I always reach the gateway but only reach the internet if the IP ends with an off number.

I think my ISP is responsible but they can't find a problem in almost 3 days so far...

Anyone seen something like this before and knows what could the problem be?
Old 03-09-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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My thoughts:

You do not give any details of your setup (HW or Distro) either in your post or profile, so you are making diagnosis difficult.

But this may well be a hardware problem (you have checked your network & masks, and I used to do hardware). I suspect the LSBit of something is defaulting to 0 because it is not conected, or has failed for some reason:

Do you have another computer on your LAN? If not, borrow one. Give it an odd, then even IP address. Can you ping / connect? What if your IP address is odd / even. Try it again.
If errors here, then it's a local fault: Be methodical & isolate it, then change the hardware, and try again.

If the above fails, please try a different router, it may well not be your ISP's fault.
Old 03-09-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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Out of curiosity, how are you connecting here? The IP of ends in an even number.


adsl, traceroute

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