LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-13-2001, 03:30 PM   #1
mrquint15
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry


Okay, I'll try to give as much information as I can about my failed RedHat FTP install:

I've got a linux box that is plugged into a hub which has a router for a dedicated T1 plugged into it. I've got all the ip information for that, and an entire class c subnet to myself. i assign an ip address to that linux box, i put in the router address for the gateway, i've tried every possible mask, and then i put in a dns server. when i try to connect to an ftp site, however, it says that the "hostname is invalid", and if i try to connect directly to the site's ip, it gives a similar "couldn't contact site" or something error.

Now, a windows NT machine plugged into the same hub, with all the same settings (except for ip, of course) works fine. in fact, i'm sending this message from it right now. and i can even ping the ip address i give to the linux box from the nt machine during the install. and if i plug the box into an existing network with a separate T1 and tell it to get the info via DHCP, the installation process goes smoothly. why can't my linux box access the T1??

any ideas, guys? this one has me totally stumped.

Thanks.

-Charlie
 
Old 02-13-2001, 08:26 PM   #2
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 10,350

Rep: Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615Reputation: 2615
If you have a class c then the netmask should be 255.255.255.0. If you could give us the output of ifconfig and route it would really be helpful.
 
Old 02-20-2001, 03:02 PM   #3
KevinJ
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Distribution: Redhat v8.0 (soon to be Fedora? or maybe I will just go back to Slackware)
Posts: 857

Rep: Reputation: 30
confusion

Is this a question about INSTALLING Linux via FTP or is it about running an FTP client from a machine that already has a running Linux installation?

On the surface.. it sounds like you might be giving an IP address to the Linux box that is already in use somewhere on that subnet. Try taking the Linux box down and issuing a 'ping -a' to the ipaddress in question from your NT box. If it still comes back, then something else is using it. Also, the '-a' might resolve a name to the IPaddress so you can tell where it is.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FTP problems with RedHat 9 markstevens Linux - Networking 21 12-08-2004 05:31 AM
Redhat 9 FTP install Sojourner Linux - Newbie 3 08-25-2003 09:13 AM
ftp problems in RedHat 7.1 flip12 Linux - Software 1 08-24-2003 06:01 PM
FTP problems in RedHat 7.2 jholbrook Linux - Newbie 8 06-06-2002 07:30 AM
Redhat 7.1 Install from FTP marknyhan Linux - Newbie 2 05-23-2001 01:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration