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Old 08-01-2004, 07:43 AM   #1
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redhat 7.3 can only access LAN, not WAN

I cannot access the internet on my redhat 7.3 machine.

My /etc/resolv.conf has 2 name servers which are definitely correct. My hosts file/ip is fine.

what else cna i look foR?
Old 08-01-2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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sounds to easy

I know this sounds too easy but have you checked your Default Gateway to make sure that it is set

#route -n

The "default gateway" should be set to your networks gateway address.

if your gateway is not set. you would alter your "network" file in red hat this is located in /etc/sysconfig/ this varies a little between distros.

an example network configuration may look like:


Where the GATEWAY==your_default_gateway.

Or it might be something else but that sounds like a good bet.

also can you communicate with other computers inside your own network?

Last edited by BrianWGray; 08-01-2004 at 08:15 AM.


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