Network software problem..

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

> In a message dated 12/8/00 3:28:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> ghovs at 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:  Bcast:  Mask:          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           U        0     
> 0 0 eth0
> I ran ifconfig eth0 netmask, 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 

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 '')

Peter de Freitas

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