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Old 05-03-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,
I'm trying to set up a simple tcp/ip connection between my Slackware 9.0 box and a Smoothwall box.

When I try and ping one of the other machines in a shell it says Destination Host Unreachable. Yet I can ping the localhost ( from both machines. I am not running a firewall.

Here are the /etc/hosts of the machines...

Slack box
# For loopbacking. localhost josie.internal josie smoothwall.internal smoothie
# End of hosts.

Smoothwall box smoothwall.internal smoothie josie.internal josie

Also when I boot the machines I have to type in the command "ifconfig eth0 netmask up" to ping their OWN ip address

Something tells me I'm doing something drasticly wrong. lol

Thanks in advance...
Old 05-04-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
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How did you choose to configure your NIC ? DHCP ?
Check your network configuration files ...

Could be /etc/sysconfig/network (RedHat, etc) or others like /etc/network/interfaces (Debian, etc)


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