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Old 07-12-2002, 03:49 AM   #1
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STUPID question on routing and my nearest computer

Hi all...

I just installed my Redhat 7.3 Linux on my P3 computer (upgraded from my Pentium 180 because it can't really run browser smoothly).

Nothing wrong with the installation per se, even the dreaded Netgear Network card was being found by Redhat... Thanks!

Here is my set up at home. I have an ADSL modem, because the way the ISP is being set up, it will give out multiple IP address as long as I have computer hook into it.

So, I hooked up my ADSL modem with a hub, and simply connect as many computer as I would like (at most 3), and everything seems to working fine.

I love this set up, because I don't need to go through the trouble to set up LAN or anything, and I am able to share high speed connection with various computer.

I have two computer sharing the ADSL, one is the win2k computer with FTP server installed on it, another is the new Linux computer which is completely Microsoft free. I can FTP the file back and forth without problem.

In the past (I had Redhat 7.2 before), I can simply ftp the Win2k computer which has the FTP server on.

But today, after I installed everything, I tried to FTP to my Win2k computer to fetch some of the RPM packages i backed up, I got this following error message:

no route to host.

Both computer's IP is assigned, the IP address on the Win2k computer is almost static, i.e. it "always" has the same IP address.

the strange thing is that when I do a traceroute from my linux looking for the windoze box, I see it runs mad... and stop at 30th stop.

As I recall, the time-to-die field on IP packet is 30, right? so, it seems that it can't find my computer, which the IP is both assigned by the very same ISP (it's a class-A ip address), and it's been connected by a HUB!!!

How do I fix that when the traceroute can't find it?

Old 07-12-2002, 05:26 AM   #2
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Could you post the output of:

netstat -rn

Either you don't have the default gateway set or you don't have a static route tou your private network. -mk


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