[lug] linux network

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Fri Oct 6 11:18:11 MDT 2000

Ok, sounds like routing...

I wasn't sure how far into the troubleshooting you were.  Sounds like
you've already ruled out hardware.

What does the output of 'route' show?  Is your default gateway in there
after a reboot?

Can you ping the next hop?

All the usual step-by-step troubleshooting.  :)

(Layer 1 is good, let's look at Layers 2 and 3...)


llornkcor wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> > I have a machine that acts like this.  It's a problem with the
> > BIOS not resetting my SMC Ultra card properly on warm-boot.
> > Then the SMC module doesn't load into the kernel at boot time.
> >
> > Do a 'dmesg' (probably pipe it to less/more) and see if your
> > card's kernel module is coming up appropriately and that eth0 is
> > actually there when it's acting up with an 'ifconfig'.
> >
> > If I cold-boot that machine instead of rebooting, it works 99%
> > of the time.
> >
> well, its not like that, the cards are working fine, it's just
> that when I activate eth0, I can no longer find the outside world
> (internet), or when I reboot this machine with other machines on
> the network on also. I get it working just fine, and then reboot,
> and blammo- no internet. A route problem, no doubt. But I have a
> while until I have to get this working correctly, cause I
> re-ordered DSL, cause I ordered (wrongly, and unknowingly) the DSL
> winmodem. Anyone looking to get the Megabit services from QWest,
> get the external modem.
> It'll save you from having to wait an extra week, for them to flip
> a few switches here and there.....
> LP
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