cannot ping anything
Alvaro J. Gurdián
AJGurdian at lanoticia.com
Fri Jan 20 10:50:17 PST 2006
thanks, but the defaultrouter line was already present in my
On Jan 20, 2006, at 1:32 PM, Derek Ragona wrote:
> Check your /etc/rc.conf for this line:
> add it and reboot if it is missing
> At 12:26 PM 1/20/2006, Alvaro J. Gurdián wrote:
>> Yesterday I placed an HD with Freebsd 5.3 release in a Dell Dimension
>> L800CXE. It booted properly. ( since it's running a generic kernel
>> with only a name change)
>> However I could not ping anything inside or outside the LAN.
>> ping google.com
>> ping: cannot resolve google.com: Hostname lookup failure
>> ping 192.168.1.1
>> ping: sendto: No route to host
>> I tried several addresses inside the LAN, 127.0.0.1, localhost,
>> 192.168.1.128, and all gave the same result.
>> I was previously using this HD in another machine to test IPF, with
>> NAT also, and it worked peerfectly there.
>> So just to be safe I erased the contents of /etc/rc.conf, and then
>> used sysinstall to bring up my NIC. I chose NO for IPv6, and YES
>> for DHCP.
>> That seemed to work correctly, just to be sure I ran ifconfig:
>> dc0: flags=108843<UP,BROACAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTIPLY> MTU 1500
>> inet 192.168.1.128 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
>> ether 00:80:ad:81:1a:9f
>> media: Ethernat autoselect (100baseTX)
>> status: active
>> plip0: flags=108810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>> inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
>> Still, things are looking good; so, I go to another box, log into my
>> router(192.168.1.1), and I can see the MAC address of the BSD box on
>> my router.
>> However, I still get the same results when I ping as I did above.
>> Then I checked the routing tables:
>> netstat -r
>> Routing Tables
>> Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif
>> default 192.168.1.1 UGS 0 6
>> localhost localhost UH
>> 1 37 lo0
>> 192.168.1 link#1 UC 0
>> 0 dc0
>> 192.168.1.1 00:0c:41:bd:49:7d UHLW 1 0 dc0
>> 192.168.1.128 localhost UGHS 0 0
>> The output of netstat and ifconfig aboe are from today. I began
>> having this problem yesterday, and left the box on over night.
>> Yesterday's output was different in that the BSD box had a different
>> IP address, 192.168.1.122. That is fine I understand that the box is
>> communicating with the router and negotiating leases when they
>> expire. However, why has the gateway to 192.168.1.1 changed from
>> link#1 to the MAC address of my router. I am certain that if I
>> restart the computer that same gateway will revert to link#1.
>> The my questions are:
>> How do I get the system to see others in the network, and vice-versa?
>> What should the gateway for 192.168.1.1 be?(which also happens to be
>> my routers address)
>> I am hoping it is something simple. I could just as have easily
>> reinstalled the system and started from scratch, but I wanted to know
>> how to solve this problem.
>> Other info that might help:
>> less /etc/rc.conf
>> less /etc/resolv.conf
>> search carolina.rr.com
>> nameserver 184.108.40.206
>> naemserver 220.127.116.11
>> less /etc/hosts
>> ::1 localhost.company.com localhost
>> 127.0.0.1 localhost.company.com localhost
>> Thanks in advance
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