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Re: [opensuse] Home network problem
  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 19:30:38 -0800
  • Message-id: <4576395E.2080604@xxxxxxx>
Doug McGarrett wrote:
> At 07:25 AM 12/5/2006 -0500, James Knott wrote:
>> M Harris wrote:
>>> On Monday 04 December 2006 20:48, eharrison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>> The connection is through a cable modem. I didn't try pinging the boxes
>>>> back and forth.
>>> Make sure that your internal network is working first, then outbound.
>>>> BTW, what setting would keep the router from forwarding the linux packets?
>>> That depends on the router. Mine is another Linux box through a shylink
>>> switch to the internal net, and nic to the outside... is your router
>>> home-made (linux box, other) or is it a hardware package like the
> linksys, or
>>> other?
>> If the box passes packets from Windows, it should also do so for Linux.
>> There's no such thing as "Linux packets". The problem is either routing
>> or DNS resolution in the system with the problem. If you can ping by IP
>> address, but not host name, it's DNS. If you can't by IP either, it's
>> routing. If you can't even ping a local IP, then it's some
>> configuration issue with the NIC. A useful tool to find out what the
>> problem is, is Ethereal.
> I've been following this thread for a while, and one thing that hasn't been
> mentioned, is incompatibility of Linux with the Ethernet "card" in the
> machine. This machine has a Broadcom ethernet connection built into the
> MOBO, and Linux 10.0 apparently doesn't like it. Whatever is in the other
> computer, Linux likes fine. (I'm almost sure that SuSE 8.2 worked with
> the Broadcom components, but that's quite a while ago, and I don't even
> think I have a disk for that anymore, to test it out.)
> --doug
I wish I knew, but have you checked if the gateway value is set
correctly. I found out that uner 10.1 AMD64 bit version, the gateway is
not set properly. Unit yu manually enter the gateway, you could not ping
outside even though the DNS was setup correctly.

Joseph Loo
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