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Old 07-01-2002, 05:29 PM   #1
mastahnke
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Suse 8.0 Network and servers


I have had all sorts of troubles with Suse, mostly in getting network connections working and then trying to get the servers to respond without a connection refused error.

If i set the IP address to DHCP, I can connect to the internet via telnet, netscape or whateer, but not to my local machine. In the YAST it says that telnet and smtp and all that stuff is running, but I can't figure it out. I turned off the firewall too. If I give it a static IP, (which it will have as it is assigned by a router) I get no internet connection, and once again no localhost access. Anyone have simple solutions? I like the rest of Suse...

MIKE
 
Old 07-01-2002, 07:40 PM   #2
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Hi Mike,
Let me understand your question. You can connect to remote systems using telnet, http, etc but connect to similar services on your local system, even when YAST2->System->Runlevel properties and YAST2->network->Inetd shows that these services are up and running.
Is that correct ?

Now you can do the following to verify if the services are running:
1. do a top or ps -aux to see if the services like httpd etc are running.
2. do a nmap -sT localhost or nmap -sT 127.0.0.1 and see what ports are open.

Please let me know what these shows. I have ssh, telnet, postfix, ftp , http running on my local Suse 8 system and all are doing good.

Coming to static IP addresses you may not be able to conect to internet because you'll also have to manually set the default gateway, DNS etc. When using DHCP you DHCP server takes care of all this.

Thanks,
Manas
 
Old 07-01-2002, 09:32 PM   #3
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Post Thanks for the quick reply

Man, I feel like a newbie. I tried a whole bunch of changes last night and now I can't even get internet access to work today. I thought i was when I clicked on DHCP for IP and for hostname that it worked, but today I am having no luck. I tried every combination in the network card configuration YAST2 section. So I guess the first task would be to get that working.

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