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Old 08-05-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
Michom
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weird connections !!


hi, i m using suse 8,2 personal, and i connect to the internet threw my network card. my configuration is the following:
ip: 166.166.10.130
gateway: 166.166.10.1
DNS/nameserver: 166.166.10.1 and there's domain search that i put linux ( never used that in windows )
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

konqueror and Amsn works with applying 166.166.10.1:8080 proxy...
but xchat can't connect:
Looking up irc.freenode.net..
--- Connecting to zelazny.freenode.net (140.211.166.3) port 6667..
--- Connection failed. Error: Network is unreachable

yesterday it worked somehow, i don't know....
any suggestions ? ( there are socks proxies, it works fine from windows )
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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I dont know if this will solve your problem but I noticed in you post that you stated your subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. That default subnet mask is wrong for the IP address your using.

For every IP address there is a common or default subnet mask used.
3 Common class types:

IP Address
Class A: 1-127
Class B: 128-191
Class C: 192-255

Default Subnet Mask
Class A: 255.0.0.0
Class B: 255.255.0.0
Class C: 255.255.255.0



your IP address falls in the B class category because it starts with the network ID 166.166.x.x. Therefore its default subnet mask is 255.255.0.0.


Maybe this will solve your problem. Just making a clarification. You may have written the wrong subnet mask by accident in your post.

Last edited by NetAX; 08-05-2004 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:03 PM   #3
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Have you set a proxy in X-Chat?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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i tried to fix the subnet, same error....
and no, i don't have a proxy set in xchat... it worked yeserday, somehow, but after that it didn't....
plz help... i tried in windows, it works, and without proxy too
 
Old 08-06-2004, 11:42 AM   #5
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>That default subnet mask is wrong for the IP address your using.

No it isn't. That ip is in a /9 block owned by Service Provider Corporation, 442 Route 202-206 North, Bedminster, NJ

SPC's network administrator can devide that block up into subnet in any way he likes.

>For every IP address there is a common or default subnet mask used.
No there is not.

>3 Common class types:
You are years out of date. Havn't you heard of CIDR?

Michom, what is the box at 166.166.10.1 ? If that box is forwarding packets to the internet then your application should work without a proxy setting. Maybe you ned to talk to your network administrator.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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ok, i figured out the solution, but its not practical....
when i boot, i go to the dns and host name configuration, where i have 166.166.10.1 and in suse there's the domain search, i have it local... when i boot, i change that to linux, it works, when i reboot, it doesnt work, i have to change it to something else.... its weird for me, but there should be an answer somewhere....
 
  


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