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Re: [vox-tech] Can't access internet.

Thanks, Sam

>What does the route command say?  Type route; could be the route to 
>the gateway at your isp isn't setup.  Type "route add default gw 
><gateway-ip-address>" to add the route.  If the route is up try 
>pinging the gateway.  Dunno why that wouldn't be setup via dhcp, but 
>ya never know.

I did not try route.  However, pinging the gateway works just fine - 
response time is typical - about 0.1 sec.

>Otherwise, look at the output from ifconfig, check dmesg to see if 
>there's any errors with the NIC module, double check resolv.conf, 
>host.conf, flush ipchains (ipchains -F), try a differnet dhcp client 
>(pump instead of dhcpcd or dhcpcd instead of pump).

resolv.conf has only this in it:


ifconfig shows everything up and running.  dhcp-client has no 
difficulty getting an IP address, and it writes resolv.conf.

There are no errors in dmesg.

>That's all I can think of, anybody else?  It does sound like a weird problem.
>At 02:56 PM 9/18/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>>This is really bizarre!  Last Friday I installed  a new kernel 
>>(2.2.19), and have been unable to access the internet in any way 
>>since, despite the fact that dhcp-client connects with my ISP 
>>(cable) quite nicely.  I cannot ping, use ftp, http, smtp, or 
>>anything else. I have not tried finger, figuring that it is 
>>pointless to do so.  I can ping my internal network just fine.
>>Figuring I had screwed it up completely, I wiped my entire 
>>installation (well, most of it) and re-installed from the Libranet 
>>cdrom, with a stock 2.2.13, and then 2.2.17, which is what is in 
>>there now (it is customized).  No difference.
>>Temporarily, I am getting my email onto my work laptop, but this 
>>cannot go on forever.
>>I thought it there might be errors in resolv.conf, but it seems 
>>fine - the nameserver addresses are correct (I cheked with my ISP). 
>>I do not have ipforwardng turned on, but the machine in question is 
>>the gateway, so that is not the problem.
>>At this point, I'm not sure where to start investigating.  Would 
>>someone give me a clue or three, or ask the appropriate questions, 
>Sam Peterson
>Hart Interdisciplinary Programs
>2201 Hart Hall
>University of California, Davis
>One Shields Avenue
>Davis, California 95616
>(530) 752-9332


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