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Old 07-26-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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winxp+linux network, ping doesn't work

I have a very simple network setup:

                         |-cable modem 
              | linux            |winxp
Setup works, in a sense that both computers can access Internet. However, they don't communicate with each other.
From winxp, I can ping both linux and router. From linux, I can only ping router. Ping to winxp just sits there doing nothing untill I kill it, and than it says that all packets are lost.
Also telnet doesn't work either way. I am actually not sure if telnet should work, but I am pretty sure that ping should.

What am I missing?

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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OK, I managed to ping the winxp when I turned off the firewall. Now the problem is why can't they telnet each other?

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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what is the state of you xp firewall?
Old 07-26-2005, 01:07 PM   #4
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Firewalls on either window$ or linux can block pings, and it may well be both of them. Also, telnet is junk. Telnet does not run on M$ by default, you would have to enable it, and most contemporary linux distros don't enable it because of the dangers of plain text passwords. Use SSH, which is much more likely to be running on your Slack box. You can use a free client called putty to ssh from M$ to linux, and remote desktop or vnc to get on the M$ box. If your linux box has no graphical inteface you may be stuck with telnet, but command line windows is as close to useless as you can get in my experience.



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