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Old 04-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
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Can ping network but can't ping any internet ip when I hard set the ip


I'm having a problem when I try to Hard set my ip in /etc/conf.d/net on a fresh Gentoo stage 1 install.

I can access the local network and the local network can access the linux machine but the outside world cannot access the linux machine and the linux machine cannot access the outside world.

It works fine when I set the iface to dhcp, but I have to set the IP to something static so that it doesn't just change on me when ever it feels like it.

I've checked the subnet masks and other things, all is well. I thought maybe it was a dns name thing but I can't ping IP addresses.

When I ping a hostname it says unknown host. When I ping an IP address it says network unreachable.

I just can't comprehend why setting the IP to something static would be causing this problem.

Thanks in advanced for any help.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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This is what I get when I ifconfig


DHCP IP

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:CC:22:69:8F
inet addr:192.168.0.122 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:ccff:fe22:698f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1272 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:389 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:81439 (79.5 Kb) TX bytes:207337 (202.4 Kb)
Interrupt:12 Base address:0x4f00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


STATIC IP

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:CC:22:69:8F
inet addr:192.168.0.122 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:ccff:fe22:698f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1167 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:283 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:74958 (73.2 Kb) TX bytes:142265 (138.9 Kb)
Interrupt:12 Base address:0x4f00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
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When you manually set a static ip address you also have to set the gateway address and the nameservers.

Look at the difference in the out put of route between DHCP and static.

Set your nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf or wherever gentoo wants it set.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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resolv.conf is identical for both ways. I'll check gateway

Thanks
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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Oh, Thank you so very much.

Default gateway was not being set in /etc/conf.d/net

uncommented the line and rebooted, works wonderful!

It's always the simplest little thing that you miss that'll screw everything up.



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