Re: Networking Problem
From: Scott (spiscitelli_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Mar 2004 09:44:55 -0800
John Salvo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> Scott wrote:
> > I just installed a redhat 9.0 computer on my home network. The
> > network consists of 4 other computer that run Microsoft OS's and a
> > Dlink router that serves as a DHCP server for all machines. The
> > redhat install went fine, and I am able to connect to the internet
> > without a hitch from my redhat box. It is successfully getting an IP
> > from my DLINK router. I am also able to use the built in samba (very
> > cool!) to see my MS computers. However, I cannot ping the redhat box
> > from any other computer on my network. I try to ping it by IP address
> > and get request timed out. When I am on the redhat box, I can ping
> > 127.0.0.1 just fine, and like I said I can get out to the internet,
> > but if I try to ping the redhat box's own IP address from a terminal
> > on the box, I get destination host unreachable. Is there something
> > built in to RH9 that would refuse ping requests? If so how can I
> > change it?
> > Thanks,
> > Scott
> By default with Fedora ( so maybe as well with RH 9.0 ), incoming ICMP
> requests are rejected, with exception of ICMP type 255.
> So ICMP echo requests type 8 are also rejected.
Nevermind on this...boy do I feel pretty stupid. It helps when you
are pinging the right address. I was pinging 192.168.0.3 from the
other computers. The actual address the lx box got was 192.168.0.103.
That would explain it!