[ale] Routing 101
root at trusted.net
Sat Jan 3 22:29:34 EST 1998
well, all I have now are two network routes (both to 10.1.1.0) on both
machines. but, on either machine, when I try and ping the other, this is
what I get:
bofh:/ # ping spork
PING spork (10.1.1.2): 56 data bytes
--- spork ping statistics ---
15 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
I had to abort it because nothing was happening. My cards are connected
properly, because linux finds them where they are. I only have two
machines, and I'm using 10BaseT, so obviously I am using reversed RJ-45.
Anything else that could be preventing these cards from talking to each
On Sat, 3 Jan 1998, George Nies wrote:
> > Currently, I have two machines. One of them, spork, has it's eth0 set to
> > 10.1.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.1.1.255.
> > The other machine, bofh, is set to 10.1.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
> > broadcast 10.1.1.255.
> This is just one segment, right?
> First of all, you shouldn't need host routes, so take those out.
> Next, you do need to add a network route to each. On slackware
> this is done in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 (or at least used to be)
> This line needs to run on both boxes at every boot:
> route add -net 10.1.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0
> Don't forget to add both host names to /etc/hosts on both machines.
> If that doesn't do it...
> Are the cards connected properly? If you are using twisted-pair,
> you'll need either a hub or a cross-over cable.
> if you're using coax cable, you'll need the cable, two T's, and
> two terminators.
> And finally --
> when you figure out which machine will be doing the dialing,
> go to the other and add the following line just after your other
> calls to route:
> route add default gw <gateway ip address here> metric 1
> If your still having problems feel free to ask...
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