Network connectivity between FreeBSD and Linux
arindam.mukerjee at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 00:28:40 PDT 2006
> > In response to Arindam <arindam.mukerjee at gmail.com>:
> > [snip]
> > > > >From the FreeBSD box, can you ping the loopback address: 127.0.0.1, if
> > > > so, can you ping your ip address: 10.0.0.101. If so, can you ping your
> > > > gateway? Did you set a gateway in /etc/rc.conf?
> > >
> > > loopback: Yes I can ping it.
> > >
> > > 10.0.0.101: Yes again I can ping it. But I set this as the gateway. I
> > > just got two home PCs connected to each other over a 5-port switch
> > > with. 10.0.0.100 and 10.0.0.101 (this one). I set this as the gateway
> > > because a while later when I hook this to the web, this will be the
> > > box. And I might add a couple of more boxes to this network at best.
> > Don't do that. It may be the cause of your problem -- in any case,
> > it's incorrect. Leave the system without a gateway if you don't have
> > one.
> > > I did not set a gateway in /etc/rc.conf. I configured the whole thing
> > > using sysinstall and a couple of times after that using ifconfig (ip
> > > addr and netmask).
> > If you did it via sysinstall, then it was written to rc.conf.
> > > > defaultrouter="your gateway ip address" # Set to default
> > > > gateway (or NO).
> > >
> > > But I guess whatever the method, such an entry would have been written
> > > to rc.conf.
> > Yes.
> The output of ifconfig shows the duplex setting, you're set to 100 full
> right now. Can you set the switch port to 100 full, if it's not
> already. We have issues with our cisco switches being set to auto, they
> have to be forced to 100 full or we get 0 connectivity between broadcom
> cards and cisco 4500's.
> Trying a different card is a good idea if you have one. Helps rule some
> things out at least.
It did work out that way and I am too tired to find out why. So, it
works now. Just that AMD PcNet 97c79x did not work.
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