Re: Ping works but shouldn't
From: Michael C. (mcsuper5_at_usol.com)
Date: 9 Aug 2003 21:29:22 GMT
On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 08:57:37 +0200, Steve <steve@NOMAILwebvivant.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 16:57:27 +0100, Styvaen wrote:
> > "Steve" <steve@NOMAILwebvivant.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> I have a number of machines connected via an ethernet hub. They have
> > static
> >> IP addresses starting 192.168.0 followed by:
> >> .2 - dual-boot WinXP/Linux PC
> >> .3 - WinXP machine
> >> .4 - Linux box
> >> Now, 2 & 3 talk to each other fine regardless of which OS machine 2 is
> >> running (ie, when running Linux, Samba works fine). But I can't get 4 to
> >> talk to 2, even when both are running Linux. And 4 displays some other
> >> weird behaviour too. If I ping any other machine from it, the pings are
> >> returned - even if the other box is actually turned off! Indeed, I can
> > ping
> >> any number and get a return - as though all were being treated like a
> >> loopback. I presume there's something wrong with 4's network set-up - any
> >> idea where I should start looking?
> > I think your hub might be farked.
> > Styvaen.
> Well it's working for all the other machines. I tried plugging the cable
> from the number 4 machine into a different socket in the hub with the same
I'm a bit of a novice, but you said you tried switching ports, I'd try
switching cables as well. There's nothing more frustrating than wasting
hours on a software problem that turns out to be hardware.
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