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Old 12-01-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Ping working in one direction only

I have a simple three node wireless linux network as follows:

hostname IP notes
crs laptop
cuda-host desktop wireless router ethernetted to WIFI modem

/etc/hosts on crs and cuda-host look like:
---> localhost crs -or- cuda-host crs cuda-host
From crs I can ping (and ssh) cuda-host but from cuda-host I can't ping (or ssh) crs. Instead I get:
craig@cuda-host:~$ ping crs
PING crs ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From cuda-host ( icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From cuda-host ( icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From cuda-host ( icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
doing arp-scan from cuda-host I don't see crs. What I get is:
craig@cuda-host:~$ sudo arp-scan -I wlan0 -l
Interface: wlan0, datalink type: EN10MB (Ethernet)
Starting arp-scan 1.8.1 with 256 hosts ( 1c:af:f7:cc:85:cb D-LINK INTERNATIONAL PTE LIMITED 50:63:13:c1:7d:f5 Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co.,Ltd.

2 packets received by filter, 0 packets dropped by kernel
Ending arp-scan 1.8.1: 256 hosts scanned in 1.781 seconds (143.74 hosts/sec). 2 responded
D-LINK is my wireless modem. I thought .103 was my wireless modem. have never heard of the company Hon Hai. Arp-scan looks similar on crs

Any idea what's going on here?


Old 12-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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/etc/hosts on crs and cuda-host look like:
---> localhost crs -or- cuda-host crs cuda-host <---
I don't like that.
It's good to have the 192.168.x network in /etc/hosts (Uf the IPs are static) but I would not list a box by it's ip and Hosts is for other boxes.

There are 3 boxes, so three lines in /etc/hosts line
router line
other box line (crs on cuda-host; cuda-host on crs)
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Ping is a two way test. It proved what you wanted to know in the first test. That being a connection. The things that could stop it are the ability to offer or accept icmp. That could include the host, client or any device in between or firewalls or ports.

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