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    BadMojo62 NNTP User

    Question Invisiible Server

    Appologies if this question has arisen before.

    I did a search and could find no post that exactly matched the problem.

    I have installed OpenSuse 11.1 as a server on a brand new PC (self built). I originally installed the 32 bit version and every thing seemed fine. I could browse the internet and see the other, Windows XP/Vista machines on the network. I could also access the two NAS devices on the network.

    I then downloaded and installed the 64bit version (I didn't want to waste the 8Gb of RAM.

    On the first attempt the resulting system wouldn't even access the internet.

    Reinstalling th system now connects to the internet no problem, however I still cannot se any other devie on the network. Even pinging he router (through which the system connects to the internet), displays the message to the effect that the address is unreachable (Wireshark does display messages from that address though).

    I have turned off the firewall for the time being. But the Server may a well be on different planet. It will not talk to any other device on the network, and they wont talk to it.

    I am at a loss as to explain this but was wondering if it might be an IP6 issue.

    Other possibilities are NVidea chip set. RAID. Kaspersky 2010 on the Windows machines.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Invisiible Server

    To find your current network settings, open a terminal and type /sbin/ifconfig.
    Check your network settings in yast>network.
    Check that you have a valid ipaddress for your network and that the gateway and dns adresses are correct.

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    BadMojo62 NNTP User

    Default Re: Invisiible Server

    Sorry I forgot to mention but I'd already tried that.

    ifconig shows an IP (v4) address in the correct range, the correct subnet and the default gateway set to the ip address of the router.

    It is currently configured with a static IP (v4) address. I think I'll try setting it to get its address from the router (DHCP)and see if I can then atleast ping it.

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    Default Re: Invisiible Server

    Perhaps try disabling ipv6 and see if it helps.
    You could also try a traceroute to the router or other ipaddresses on the network.
    How is the ipaddress set at present - static or via dhcp?
    If static, check it is unique.

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