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Old 05-18-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
Fritz_Monroe
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Unable to ping Linux box


I've got a small network set up at home. This consists of a Win2k Server providing DHCP, a 2 Win98 boxes for daily use, and a Mepis linux box. These all connnect to a hub (not a switch or router) The linux box used to have WinNT on it and could communicate fine with everyone.

As I'm a newbie, I'm trying to learn as much as possible on that linux box. I've been downloading tarballs and burning them to CD to move to the linux box. I'm going thru a ton of CDs. So I figured I need to get Samba up and running. The problem I've run into is it appears that something network-wise is not configured properly.

I've done a ipconf /all on the linus and Win boxes and they see the correct IP and subnet. However, when I try to ping the linux box from any of the windows boxes, it times out. I can ping the win machines fine from linux.

Is it possible that there is a setting that needs turned on in order for Mepis to reply to a ping? Any suggestions are welcome.

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Old 05-18-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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It could be that the firewall is enabled. There are settings that will not allow a reply. Type setup while logged in as the root user. Disable the firewall copletly and then see if it works.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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Simply put, the udp port for pinging the linux box is turned off. I dont know what the default config is for Mepis linux. Try using cd-rw's?
 
Old 05-19-2005, 08:12 AM   #4
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This is what I figured the issue was. I'll look at turning on the port once I have a bit more time.

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