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Old 12-11-2002, 05:22 PM   #1
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iputils


(If you all get tired of these stupid questions, feel free to tell me to kiss off).

In trying to figure out my network stuff, I notice that there is a Unix package called "iputils" which one would assume (bad to assume, John, as we all well know!) contains some utility packages for dealing with the innards of network basics. Does anyone have any view on whether this should (can?) be gotten and looked at? Useful??

John
 
Old 12-11-2002, 09:59 PM   #2
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Contents of iputils:

iputils-arping - Tool to send ICMP echo requests to an ARP address
iputils-ping - Tools to test the reachability of network hosts
iputils-tracepath - Tools to trace the network path to a remote host

Depending on your distro, you most likely already have these tools installed, if not better ones. Perhaps if you list what you want to do, someone can post the best tools to do it...
 
Old 12-12-2002, 12:12 AM   #3
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i'm using RH. it hard to troubleshoot your network if u don't have ping the ping command around
 
Old 12-12-2002, 12:31 AM   #4
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What version? it should have Ping available. if you're in X, then open a terminal emulator and type 'ping -c n ip"

where n is the number of times to send the packet and ip is the address.

should work.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 02:28 AM   #5
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i'm referring to dalraidia question if installing iputils is useful.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 08:56 AM   #6
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Well, perhaps the one redeeming thing about being a newbie is that I (up to a point) can make stupid mistakes! From reading another posting I figured out that my path has to have /sbin in it to use these tools. I have been cautioned against learning things while logged in as root, so don't normally do that. So far as the question of "what am I trying to do?" I am (was) trying to figure out if my three systems communicate with each other (they do -- the ping verified it).

John
 
  


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