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Old 12-14-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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Cannot determine ethernet address for proxy ARP


This is what syslog tells me when I try to call a site on the internet in Slack 10, and I have not the foggiest idea what it means. I have Slack 10 on an identical machine working fine but just put it on this one yesterday and this is what I get. Opera says it cannot connect to remote host and Links says No route to host.

I have installed everything in the n folder from the CD and cannot think of anything different here from the other set that works. ARP appears from the HOWTOs to be some sort of local network thing so it seems as if perhaps the machine is trying to look for perhaps eth0 instead of ppp0?? Can anyone help please. I use wvdial and definitely get a pppd connection.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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Did you compare /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf in both machines ?
 
Old 12-14-2004, 06:17 PM   #3
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Both the same - all null entries. However, I solved it. Tried telnet and gftp and the errors were both to do with failure in name resolution and inability to look up hostname. This rang a bell in the depths of my memory and I checked /etc/resolv.conf. Bingo!! No address. But why should that be?
 
Old 12-14-2004, 06:38 PM   #4
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normally the adress of your router or isp.
can't you look what's in it on the other machine ?

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Old 12-15-2004, 03:28 AM   #5
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Yes, that's just what I did - hence the Bingo!!. But I do not understand why it was not there - presumably something in the system should have put it there for me?

I had to install a special driver for my Winmodem; could that have affected things? How does the address get there normally? Presumably copying it from another machine is not the normally expected procedure.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 07:05 AM   #6
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those config-files are written by the " netconfig " script.
you can take a look at it to see what it does ( /sbin/netconfig )

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