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Old 09-01-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy can't connect to linux box on lan, or ping localhost

I have what seems to be a simple problem, but since I can't seem to find a solution after a considerable amount of searching I am going to ask it here. I apologize if I am repeating a common thread..

I have mandrake 10.0 on a server connected to a netgear router. Also connected to the router are 3 other windows computers. Basically, right now I am just trying to be able to connect to services on the linux machine from other computers on the LAN (ill worry about the external internet connections later).

My problem is that I cannot seem to connect to anything on my linux machine. I thought it was the firewall configuration but after messing with it for a while I simply turned it off with:
service shorewall stop
Unfortunately nothing seemed to change. From the linux machine I can successfully ping all of the other computers in the LAN, but ping localhost will result in %100 loss. I can ssh to one of my windows computers running cygwin and can also successfully ssh localhost on linux. A port scan from one of the windows computers yields nothing from the linux machine. Hopefully the following will help:

[root@ lserv]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:02:E3:22:BE:A7
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::202:e3ff:fe22:bea7/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:16696 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16117 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:11632328 (11.0 Mb)  TX bytes:2253571 (2.1 Mb)
          Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8077 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8077 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:647367 (632.1 Kb)  TX bytes:647367 (632.1 Kb)

[root@ lserv]# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface     *        U     0      0        0 eth0       *            U     0      0        0 lo
default         UG    0      0        0 eth0
[root@ lserv]
If you can offer any help, or point me to some, it would be greatly appreciated. Mostly I want ot be able to use ssh, so if you need to focus your help on any specific service, that would be it.

Old 09-01-2004, 09:52 PM   #2
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well nevermind. apparently im just a stupid impatient newbie. i work on something for merely 2 hours and dont get it so i run to the forums.. it looks like linux takes 3 hours of patience.

oh, i got it working, if you didnt get that.

im sure you were going ot be able to help me, so thanks anyway
Old 09-01-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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Originally posted by banschu
well nevermind. apparently im just a stupid impatient newbie. i work on something for merely 2 hours and dont get it so i run to the forums..
Hey quit calling me names , I'm not a...... wait a minute well just quit


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