On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Pollywog wrote: > I can do: > > ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.11 > route add 192.168.1.11 dev eth0 > > but that only lets me ping the machine by hostname or localhost. > I cannot ping the other machine. THat is the problem! It only has a route to the one host! Try this: route add -net 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 Then try to ping them. You need to add a route for the net not just the one address.