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Old 01-23-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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wooh.. lost internet on linux router

i just tried to access the internet with my linux box and it couldn't.. yet i am able to access the internet fine with my winXP box which goes through linux to get to the internet..

have i broken that 127.0.01 loop back address somehow? so what i do to check for it?

Old 01-23-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to reset your ethernet card under linux. Depending on the distribution you use, you need to re-configure your network settings. You can do it at the command line but the changes will be lost once you reboot.

If you want to do it at the command line, just logon as root, then type:

eth0 netmask

where eth* is the id of your ethernet card and is the internal ip address that you wish to assign to it. I assume that your netmask setting would be like the above?

to check that the settings have taken effect , just type 'ifconfig -a'.

Once you reboot the system these settings will be lost though. You should make your network settings permanent by following your distribution specific instructions.

Does this make sense??
Old 01-23-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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my eth0 is the connected to the internet.. so it gets it's IP automatically..

i then typed /sbin/ifconfig -a and and everything seemed ok..


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