i’m trying to set-up a LAN with suse 10.1.
I’m using a static ip, and ifconfig to setup the ip address.
ifconfig seems to set-up fine the network card: I can ping the card but I can’t ping other pcs.
I receive a “host unreachable” message and the card doesn’t blink.
> i’m trying to set-up a LAN with suse 10.1.
> I’m using a static ip, and ifconfig to setup the ip address.
> ifconfig seems to set-up fine the network card: I can ping the card but
> I can’t ping other pcs.
> I receive a “host unreachable” message and the card doesn’t blink.
> Can someone help me?
Can you ping something on the internet like google? Are you trying to ping
be ip address or host name?
> I’m trying to connect only 3 pcs, 2 linux and a win pc.
> I ping ip address, when I ping from win pc I receive the message
> “request timed out”, when I ping from 2 linux pcs I receive
> “unreachable host”
What are the outputs to the following commands:
Also, are these connected to a switch, router, hub?
If you want to ping a card by name rather than by IP address:
You need to tell the OS what IP address a name is paired to. You are talking about a windows network. For that you can manually set the name/IP pairing in one of these locations:
hosts file at /etc/hosts
a private name server like DNS
the LAN hosts file lmhosts at /etc/samba/lmhosts
But these imply a static setup, fixed name/IP pairings around the whole LAN. So they aren’t usually used. For DHCP-assigned LANs it’s more usual to let Suse learn the addresses of netBIOS names in terms of IP addresses on the LAN and then use those in the ping process. Here’s what you should do:
Tell Suse to use the wins service in resolving hosts by altering this line in the file /etc/nsswitch.conf:
hosts: files dns
hosts: files dns wins
Turn on the samba daemons in Yast → susyem → system services runlevels → activate nmb and smb in the list.
Allow Samba broadcasts through the firewall (for now just turn it off until all the rest is working).
Arrange for Suse to “learn” the locations of LAN machines by installing adequate name resolution mechanisms into its Samba configuration by changing the default [global] paragraph to include these lines:
netbios name = dell101
name resolve order = bcast host lmhost wins
local master = yes
os level = 35
Choose your own netbios name, preferably but not necessarily your Linux hostname (you see it in your console prompt). Also and make sure that the line like this:
workgroup = TUX-XYZ
is changed to be exact match to all the machines on the LAN
Then reboot twice and if you can locate network computers in your browser at address smb://, then you should be able to ping by name. But don’t take shortcuts.
It’s implicit that when you can ping by name, your LAN is by then setup too.