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Re: [SLE] Proper netmask configuration?
  • From: Vince Littler <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 07:08:15 +0100
  • Message-id: <200405040703.38611.suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 03 May 2004 11:08 pm, James D. Ivey wrote:
> Thanks for the prompt reply!
>
> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 14:50, Dylan wrote:
> > On Monday 03 May 2004 22:35 pm, James D. Ivey wrote:
> > > I don't believe my network is configured properly, but I've tried
> > > everything I can think of to fix it.
> > >
> > > "ifconfig" says the following about eth0:
> > > inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.255
> > >
> > > The netmask should be 255.255.255.0.
> >
> > Indeed it should
> >
> > > Under YaST2, eth0 is shown to have static address setup with an
> > > address of 192.168.1.5 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Under
> > > "routing", I can only specify the gateway address (which is correctly
> > > specified), but I cannot specify a correct subnet mask.
> >
> > <SNIP>
> >
> > > I've tried manually overriding with ifconfig and other CLI tools.
> > > However, my Internet access (and all network access) stops when I do
> > > that. It's only when I go back to YaST2 that I regain that access,
> > > but then ifconfig reports the incorrect netmask as described above.
> >
> > How are you connecting to the internet?
>
> The short answer is "the regular way."

<snip>

Which regular way? You have an eth0, which suggests 2 possible regular ways.


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