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Old 11-29-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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IP connectivity issues

What level of skill is lower than newbie? Thats me! so thanks for any help offered! I am setting up a demo system with VMWare and my Microsoft OS VMware images have complete conectivity. I can't ping to or from my my Linux serer? On the Linux server, I can ping my Linux server address, I can ping but I can't ping a workstation configure to be in the same private network. The same goes for the MS workstation, I can ping the loop back IP address and the Workstation IP address but not the Linux server. I get the host desination unreachable. I run show network eth0 and get correct info,(I think it's correct anyway) The ehernet drivers loaded. I am at a knowledge impass!
The goal is to get Internet Exployer to browse an Application on the Linux Server but as connectivity is the first layer to trouble shoot. If I can't ping it I can't Browse it! Any ideas or other Linux commands to run or test for connectivity? Again thanks!
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It would be most helpful to tell us what distribution of linux you are using.
Start out by trying '/sbin/ifconfig'. If it shows an IP assigned to your 'eth0' interface, then you probably have a cabling issue. Otherwise, if your distro is something Redhat-ish, try, as root, '/sbin/ifup eth0'. If that still doesn't work, get some details about your ethernet hardware, and report back here with the output from 'lsmod'.

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Old 11-30-2006, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thanks Rod!

The Issue was a VMware issue. I had the wrong VMnet number set on the Linux image so naturally there was no connectivity but everything looked fine!
I will try both of those'/sbin/ifconfig' '/sbin/ifup eth0' to build on my postage stamp of Linux knowledge and understanding!
I believe it is "Mandrake" if that is even a flavor of Linux.

Anyway thanks for the information and directions!



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