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Re: [SLE] Proper netmask configuration?
  • From: "James D. Ivey" <jim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 08:15:17 -0700
  • Message-id: <1083683717.5688.10.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 23:08, Vince Littler wrote:
> 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.

I'm not sure I understand the question. Hardware-wise, I have a switch
coupled to a router coupled to a DSL modem coupled to the Internet
through SBC. The router's IP is correctly shown in "route" as the
gateway. The genmask is the same 255.255.255.255. Should be
255.255.255.0. YaST2 always resets it to 255.255.255.255.

Software-wise, I just open MozillaFirebird and everything just shows up
on my screen.

Does that help?

Again, thanks so much for any help.
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James D. Ivey <jim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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