Networking problems on finishing LFS

bmason bmason at storm.he.net
Thu Feb 12 14:39:17 PST 2004


On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 09:43:57PM +0000, Ashley Oliver wrote:
>  --- Guy Benson <gbbenson68 at netscape.net> wrote: >
> me at allsorts46.co.uk wrote:
> > 
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >I've just completed the LFS book, and mostly,
> > things are working fine. The
> > >problem however, is with networking.
> > >I've set things up as described in the book, with
> > the following settings:
> > >
> > >IP: 192.168.1.9
> > >Gateway: 192.168.1.2 (My router)
> > >Gateway interface: eth0
> > >Hostname: Carbon109 (FQDN: Carbon109.localdomain)
> > >
> > >The interface is brought up on boot, and reports no
> > problems. 'ifconfig
> > >eth0' displays exactly what I'd expect, and I've
> > checked all the relevant
> > >files for errors. Everything looks fine, but I'm
> > unable to ping any of the
> > >computers on my network. I can ping myself, but any
> > other address, including
> > >the router itself, results in 'destination host
> > unreachable'.
> > >
> > >Thanks for any suggestions as to what to try next,
> > >
> > >Ashley
> > >
> > I beleive that this is in a FAQ somewhere, but, did
> > you set up the 
> > resolv.conf file?
> > 
> > Guy
> > 
> 
> I've not made resolv.conf yet, but I'm not attempting
> to resolve any hostnames, just pinging known IP
> addresses in my network. I've built this system at the
> same time as a friend, and his network worked at this
> stage. We've compared files and they're identical
> except for the IP addresses being used - we even have
> the same network card. Since everything looks right I
> can't think what could possibly be different, except
> maybe I missed something necesary out of the kernel.
> 
> I couldn't see anything in the LFS FAQ about it, and
> I've been through the Linux Networking HOWTO by the
> Linux Documentation Project... they all describe
> producing a system exactly the same as mine is.
> 
> Ashley
> 
It sounds like there's a problem with your network route. 
What does the output of the "route" command look like?

-- Bryan



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