FW: [Gllug] Networking SUSE and Windows
ian at house-from-hell.demon.co.uk
Sun May 18 19:42:05 UTC 2003
Tom Trainer wrote:
> Thanks to everyone's suggestions I now know:
> ping COMPAQ works (COMPAQ being the Windows machine, with the cable
> modem internet connection);
> ping DELL (from the Windows (Compaq) machine) doesn't work, but I do not
> know if this matters. I can ping the Dell using its IP address of
> ping smtp.blueyonder.co.uk works
> ping www.blueyonder.co.uk doesn't
> I cannot telnet one machine from the other as, in both cases, the
> connection is refused by the other machine ("actively" refused,
> according to Windows).
> The following commands elicit these responses on the SUSE machine
> telnet smtp.blueyonder.co.uk - trying 220.127.116.11....Connection
> timed out
> telnet www.cnn.com - Name or service not known
> /etc/resolv.config - No such file or directory
> /etc/hosts - Permission denied
> dig blueyonder.co.uk - <<>>; DiG 9.1.3 <<>> blueyonder.co uk
> ;; global options: printcmd ;; connection timed out; no servers could be
> ping www.blueyonder.co.uk - unknown host www.blueyonder.co.uk
> traceroute COMPAQ - traceroute to COMPAQ
> (18.104.22.168), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets 1 COMPAQ (22.214.171.124)
> 0.585 ms 0.681 ms 1.533 ms
> traceroute -In COMPAQ - traceroute to COMPAQ (126.96.36.199),
> 30 hops max, 40 byte packets Unable to bind to network interface n:
> Invalid argument.
> Trying to browse to http://188.8.131.52 results in "Timed out while
> waiting to connect to http://184.108.40.206".
> Trying to browse to www.blueyonder.co.uk results in "Unknown host
> In summary, I can ping, but not telnet or dig or browse;
> I do not appear to have permission to see etc/hosts and
> etc/resolv.config does not exist;
> Traceroute works, traceroute -In doesn't.
> Anything else I might be doing wrong?
A few observations:
The traceroute in SuSE uses the -I flag for a different thing than some
others - it specifies an interface to trace over not to use ICMP instead
of UDP. So your "-In" fails because there is no interface called "n".
AFAIK there is no way to use ICMP with SuSE's traceroute which is a pity
as it is often useful when dealing with recalcitrant firewalls.
It's /etc/resolv.conf not .config.
To view a file's content you do not just type its name, that means you
want to execute it which makes no sense with /etc/hosts. Use "cat" or
You havn't said much about your basic setup. Is this Windows machine
If so I believe that you have to set the Linux machine up as DHCP, have
you done so?
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