Networking novice needs help

Paul Civati paul at
Sat Nov 30 21:45:07 GMT 2002

Andrew <andrew.hodgson at> wrote:

> Anyway, ifconfig -a yields:
> 	inet netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast

That looks fine, IP and network are okay, and the interface is UP.

> Any wiser?

Does 'arp -an' show it managing to get ARP responses?

The hosts you are pinging should also have those host in their ARP tables.

If you're not getting ARP lookups then it sounds like something more
fundamental, such as the card not working, or cable issues.

Also, make sure the box doesn't have any firewalling enabled, ipfw and
ipf both have 'default deny' kernel options.


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