Subject: Re: "X windows" configuration
To: arnuld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/2006 01:55:35
On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 11:43:33 +0530, arnuld <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> i get:
> 1.) "var0" is my interface
> 2.) exactly same "media" & "status"
> 3.) "inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 192.168.0.255"
> > You are interested in the first group here - i.e. fxp0 (obviously it
> > is configured on mine). Let's assume your interface is fxp0 as well.
> > Create the file /etc/ifconfig.fxp0
> > with the contents:
> > inet xx.yy.zz.tt netmask 255.255.255.0
> created with contents:
> ifconfig 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
> > ifconfig fxp0 xx.yy.zz.tt up
> it is fine
> > and then try to ping some other host on your network).
> ping 192.168.0.1. (default gateway) ( i do not have any network. it is
> my home computer)
> it takes tooooooooo long to ping.
That's a DNS timeout, almost certainly.
ping -n 192.168.0.1
should return much faster.
> > If this is OK, then you should:
> > A. Enter your host address and name in /etc/hosts
> > B. Put your default gateway address in /etc/mygate
> > C. Create /etc/resolv.conf to contain your DNS settings (you already
> > have this in your Linux installation, it should do).
> /etc/mygate contents: 192.168.0.1
> /etc/myname contents: netbsd
> /etc/defaultdomain contents: unix
> /etc/resolv.conf contents:
> nameserver 126.96.36.199
> nameserver 188.8.131.52
> search netbsd
> > The reboot and try
> > dig www.asd.com or whatever.
> ping www.google.com gives "host name unresolvable" error
> ping 192.168.0.1 again takes tooooooo long to ping
It looks like a fairly low-level connectivity problem. What happens if
traceroute -n 184.108.40.206
(I'm using one of your nameservers).
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb