Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-01-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Distribution: Multiple
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Outgoing Connectivity problems. Incoming connectivity fine

Howdy, all;

I have a number of issues, but I'll work them methodically: Only one at a time.

I have a CentOS-5.2 system in a normally headless situation. Use it mostly as a fileserver for the rest of the workgroup. After a planned shutdown and reboot yesterday (City workers gave 24hrs notice for utility work on the street & electrical), I've been having a devil of a time getting things working again.

The main function as a Samba smb server works OK. No data loss, and all the WindowsXP clients can see the network directories. Incoming ssh and vnc is nominally OK:

1 smb running - OK
2 I can ssh in using PuTTY - OK
3 vnc service works -- but without GNOME, just the twm ugliness. That was a surprise.

Thinking I'd fix the GNOME issue with a yum update, I ssh'ed in, only to have timeouts finding baseurls for the repos. I went in through vnc to the pirut utility, and again, there's a problem with connectivity and timeouts.

A check using Firefox, and there's no connectivity to outside URLs. Interestingly, Lynx *is* capable of seeing the outside world, and I can read current news at, so I know it's not from a cache. I can also ssh into my ISP-provided shell account (hooray for!). So, *some* outgoing connectivity works, some doesn't.

yum cannot see repos
pirut cannot see repos
graphical browser cannot see external sites

If I can solve this issue, I think I'll be well on my way to working the rest of my issues.



Last edited by Fionnbharr; 10-01-2008 at 02:53 PM.
Old 10-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2007
Distribution: Multiple
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I need to add the confirmation that all cache daemons (including squid) are turned off.


connectivity, repo, timeout

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Network connectivity flaky, fine on other systems exodist Linux - Networking 7 12-13-2006 08:39 PM
Web pages won't load but network connectivity appears fine mikegorb Linux - Wireless Networking 8 06-19-2006 10:15 PM
Eth0 connectivity problems gastondip Linux - Newbie 5 05-01-2006 05:59 AM
Problems with connectivity Viper168 Mandriva 8 10-23-2003 01:47 PM
Connectivity problems Palin Linux - Networking 1 04-14-2003 08:13 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration