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Old 09-18-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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Pinging Problem

Tried posting at the newb forum and no luck...perhaps this would me more of an appropiate section:

I am having a pinging problem that I’m hoping someone can help me with. I have a network of 4 computers that reside in my linksys router. 3 of the computers are running windows XP and talk to each other just fine. My fourth box is a linux (Red Hat 9.0) box that I installed using vmware under one of my XP boxes. In Vmware it gives you the option to use either NAT Network Address Translation) or Network Bridged. I use bridged networking here because I want it to act like a separate computer with its own ip. Because it’s within Vmware, I have to install red hat in text mode. When I get to the networking part, I turn dhcp off and proceed to enter everything manually. I choose an ip of The default gateway (for a linksys router) is The subnet mask is obviously and I inputted the two name servers (DNS) that my ISP (Qwest) provided for me. Now, once I got into the operating system, I was eager to setup apache. I edited the .conf file with a high port and also restarted httpd in the init.d folder. Now, for the life of me, I am not able to get the apache page to view in the other computers on my network (just get that page cannot be displayed error). Further investigation revealed that none of my computers can ping my linux box but my linux box can ping all my computers. Now, my first instinct was to check the firewall, however I remembered that I chose not to have a firewall in place…which I doubled checked by making sure the proper services were off (iptable ipchain…etc). While typing this, I noticed I also cannot SSH into my computer.

Now, I have set a Red Hat box up before without any problems. And the only difference is I am now with Qwest, where before I was with Cox. With Qwest they assigned me a static ip that I had to input in my router. Don’t know if that has anything to do with it or not, but I thought I would include it.

Can someone please help me or point me in the right direction? The computer that is running Vmware has only one networking card..

Thanks a lot everyone!
Old 09-19-2003, 02:02 AM   #2
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see my reply at the newbie forum...

maybe ppl here have better ideas than mine...


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