Re: Ping works but shouldn't
From: Steve (steve_at_NOMAILwebvivant.com)
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 10:23:42 +0200
On 9 Aug 2003 21:29:22 GMT, Michael C. wrote:
> 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
>>>> I have a number of machines connected via an ethernet hub. They have
>>>> 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
>>>> 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.
>> 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.
I did think about that, but it's a long cable running from one room to
another, so swapping cables will be a last resort. However, when the
suspect machine was running Win98 (before I stripped that off and loaded
Linux), it was networking fine with exactly the same hardware setup.