How to get network set up correctly?

Frank Schmalz linux at
Sun Mar 24 03:16:36 PST 2002


all the previous replies to your question suggested setting up DNS correctly.
However if I did understand you right, this is not your problem.

You did try to ping an external host (internet host) by ip not by name, right?
So you can ping your windows (ehem) 'router' by ip address but not 
something beyond it?

This is most probably a problem of your router setup.
Unfortunatly i don't know anything about win98 internet connection sharing.
The router has to do proper routing and some kind of address translation 
(masquerading). Are you sure this is set up correctly?
If not, the pings don't come back since the hosts you ping don't know where 
they have to direct to. (Or to be correct, they are advised to 
drop such packages since this is a local network address)

Hope this helps.


At 21:31 23.03.2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I've got LFS 3.2 up and running, but I can't connect to the internet
>through the network.
>My LFS box connects to a Windows 98 box which does internet
>connection sharing.  I can ping the Windows box fine, but I can't
>ping anything externally.
>/etc/hosts looks like this:
> localhost.localdomain localhost
> localhost.localdomain localhost
>/etc/sysconfig/network looks like this:
>/etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 looks like this:
>Everything seems to come up fine during boot.  Do I have something
>setup wrong in one of these files, or am I missing something else?
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