Network software problem..

Ghovs ghovs at ghovs.moo.ca
Fri Dec 8 08:02:07 PST 2000


> In a message dated 12/8/00 3:28:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> ghovs at ghovs.moo.ca writes:
>
> << Hm, what do you get out of `route -n` and `ifconfig`?
>
>  have you run `ifconfig eth0 IP_OF_ETH0 netmask NETMASK_OF_ETH0` and
>  `route add default gw IP_OF_YOUR_GATEWAY`?
>
>  Are you sure you don't need DHCPcd?
>
>  To fix the (none) thing, run /sbin/hostname -f /etc/hostname after making
> an /etc/hostname containing, surprisingly, your desired hostname on a
> single line. >>
>
> I ran ifconfig, results are posted below:
>
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:20:78:1A:93:DB            inet
> addr:192.168.0.0  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.0.0          UP
> BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1          RX packets:262
> errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0          TX packets:0 errors:0
> dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> Interrupt:10 Base address:0xef80
>
> Then I ran route -n...,
>
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
> Iface 192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0           U        0     
> 0 0 eth0
>
> I ran ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0, but when it came to
> running the second command I did not know what to put in for the gateway.

Like most people have said, don't ever use an IP ending in .0 for a machine.

Well, what the gateway is is either what your ISP tells you is your gateway 
(or your LAN/WAN admin).

It could also be whatever you use for router, whatever it is.

>From this point, I don't have the slightest clue of what your gateway should 
be.

Where is the machine?
Is it directly connected to the internet?
Is it in some intranet?

>
> As far as the "/sbin/hostname -f /etc/hostname" command you offered, do you
> mean "/bin/hostname -f /etc/hostname", cause my hostname file is in the bin
> directory not the sbin directory.

/bin/hostname or /sbin/hostname is the binary, and it doesn't particularly 
matter where it goes.

/etc/hostname is a textfile with the actual hostname (like 'www.bunnies.org')

rgds,
Peter de Freitas

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