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Re: [vox-tech] Re: vox-tech digest, Vol 1 #577 - 11 msgs
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: vox-tech digest, Vol 1 #577 - 11 msgs

begin Robin Snyder <resnyder@ucdavis.edu> 
> > > I came back from the Installfest very happy to finally have X running
> > > (thanks, Mike!) but now have no internet connection.  I'm sure it's
> > > something stupid, but I can't figure out what.
> > >
> > > My setup: I'm on a fixed IP address, using a DSL line.  I have two
> > > ethernet cards.
> > >
> > > What I've checked so far: I'm pretty sure I'm plugged into the correct
> > > ethernet card.  I know the DSL box works, because I can use my housemate's
> > > computer to get to the net.  The ethernet cable should be fine because it
> > > was working at the Installfest.  There's nothing amiss that I can see in
> > > either dmesg or /var/log/syslog.  netstat -rn gives me the correct IP
> > > address but Gateway is listed simply as  However, that strikes me
> > > more as symptom than cause.  What other probes can I use to figure out
> > > what's gone wrong?
> >
> > hi robin,
> >
> > try:
> >
> >    ping
that's the IP address for yahoo.com.

it appears that you don't have DNS for some reason...


> That works. (!) (What is that address for?  Is it something internal,
> somehow?)
> > post output of:
> >
> >    ifconfig
> Can't post the output (no way to get the output to this computer), but
> the output looks normal: it gives the correct IP address, etc.
> Anything in particular I should look for?
> > make sure this command doesn't "hang":
> >
> >    route
> It doesn't hang.  It does have a gateway entry for "default," although
> for destination, gateway just has a * ... but I think
> that IP is the gateway IP, so perhaps that's OK.
> > Try running
> > /sbin/ifup eth0
> >
> > (assuming eth0 is your DSL ethernet card)
> ifup assures me that interface eth0 is already configured.  However, I
> can't ping remote machines, or at least not machines on campus.
> 			- robin.
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