[techtalk] can't add default route.
zoop at sound.scc.net
Tue Nov 28 10:20:26 EST 2000
I tried all sorts of versions of ping last night, and was futzing with
traceroute quite a bit. I got *1* packet to RX through my NIC, but since
I wasn't keeping a keen eye on tha stat, I am not sure when it came in and
try as i might, I could not duplicate it.
I had not tried 255.255.255.255, but i did broadcast on my subnet and that
only gave me a response from my eth0, and the traffic to the DSL router
that I never get a response from (showed pings were accessing router
because the traffic light showed them, but never any response back).
Pinging the gateway I did using the IP address as well.
I think I'm going to try what eileen suggested...since i'm seeing the
gateway receive pings, just not getting a response, it seems that my NIC
might be the problem.
About not posting as to my progress on this issue earlir...I have to
apologize. I was away for the holiday here, and the time off work and the
relaxation just got the better of me!! :)
> And regarding your ping problem i think the problem is with your
> DSL router. Are you pinging to the proper address?? It may be a
> problem with your router's routing table.
> U can try "ping -n <IP-addr>". Sometimes the ping program try to
> resolv the IP address using the nameserver specified in
> /etc/resolv.conf. If it doesn't get the nameserver packets may be
> You can also try flood(broadcast) ping "ping -b 255.255.255.255"
> and check the responses coming to your machine. Can you see your
> gateway in them? Are you getting any response at all?
> Let me know.
> arindam C.
> On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Kristin Ziel wrote:
> > well, i can add my default route now! the problem was that i had the
> > wrong subnet mask. i have a notebook where I write down all the things i
> > do to my computer so that i've got a record, and i must have not thought
> > when i was writing down my subnet mask.
> > ack!
> > thank you all SO MUCH for the tips. :)
> > now, there's a different problem, but i'm not sure if it is me or not. i
> > ping my gateway <dsl router> and it says that there is traffice <traffic
> > light blinks appropriately>, but i get no ping response whatsoever. in my
> > ifconfig, the TX packets have increased, so I believe my NIC is working
> > appropriately. The RX packets remain at zero.
> > I can also ping an address complete external to my network <ISP's DNS> and
> > the DSL router still shows traffic, but i am getting no response back
> > either...all packets are dropped....ifconfig shows the same behaviour.
> > I even reconfigured my DSL router to make sure that i had all the
> > appropriate settings, and have verfied them with my ISP's documentation
> > <just in case i miswrote something in my notebook>, and the behaviour is
> > still the same. i have no firewall configured at this time.
> > Is this a problem with my OS or is my DSL router screwed up somehow?
> > kristin
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