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I upgraded my working install of 10.1 to 10.2 via slapt-get. After a reboot I can no longer get outside my network. I can ping local addresses but not anything on the internet. ifconfig shows eth0 as being up and with the static IP address it is supposed to. /etc/networks, etc/resolv.conf and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf all look good.
Any thoughts on this one? I've got 2 systems that I upgraded the same way and both are exhibiting the same behavior.
I had this exact same thing happen. I was able to access all the other machines on my network by name, but couldn't get internet. I ran netconfig at least once after I upgraded, and I know I had to specify an external DNS server before I could get Internet access (my router's IP address wasn't enough...) But to be honest, I'm not 100% sure I know exactly what gave me access again.
I've done the same thing. The DNS name servers I have listed are the external DNS servers for my account. I may try changing them to the router's address and seeing if I can get it to assign the DNS to the system like it does for DHCP clients (a shot in the dark, but why not).
Will post if/when I get this figured out. I've got 1 testing server down and a desktop because I can't figure this out. Any other ideas are certainly welcome.
Ahh... Thanks for that, I hate not knowing how I REALLY solved a problem (I do recall seeing my default gateway was set to 0.0.0.0 as well) So now the question becomes, is there something in the Slackware 10.2 install/upgrade process that's causing the Gateway to be reset to 0.0.0.0? I've seen at least 2 other threads in this forum where this exact same thing happened, seems to be a trend...
I tend to wonder if that's not the case. I wonder if they are using slapt-get to do the upgrade. I know 2 of my machines using slapt-get have done this. A Slapt-get issue or a 10.2 upgrade issue. I still have a 10.1 machine. I should compare the 2 host files, gateway setups, etc. and see what the differences are
Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
its handy to keep a list of 2-3 ip addresses on the internet on hand so when somthing like this happens, you can tell if its a routing problem, or a dns problem by pinging by a hard ip address.
if you can ping by address but not by name, its a dns problem. if you cant ping by address, its a routing problem, a problem with your card, a network cable came out, or somthing else internal and stupid.
I had the same problem. After upgradeing the base(a) packages except "etc" package with slackpkg . I think I fixed it with manual editing rc.inet1.conf(I'm not sure, I've made a few modifications and changed to realtek LAN card) . The "netconfig" did not work for me. The gateway adress is the problem.