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RE: Ethernet cards on network

Have you set up your kernel's routing tables? You can check the current configuration with "netstat -r". You'll probably have to execute a couple of command to tell the kernel where to send network traffic, eg. something like this:

#$> route add -net X.X.X.0 netmask eth0
#$> route add default gw X.X.X.1 eth0
... and a similar thing for the eth1 interface.
Perhaps if you could post the results of a "netstat -r" command and a "netstat -a" command.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Lim [mailto:allenlimtw@mail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 11:23 AM
To: debian-user Mailing list
Subject: Ethernet cards on network

Hello all,
This is my first time writing to this list so forgive me if I do anything wrong.
I have a problem with trying to get a server which is meant to be a proxy server up.
Everything works fine. The computer is able to detect the 2 3Com ISA Etherlink III cards inside and I am able to configure them.
The reason why there are two network cards is so that one network card would connect to the LAN and the other would connect to an ISP on another floor who has provided a static IP and a gateway IP address.
Problems/Questions are as below:
(01) An error message keeps coming up saying eth0:transmit timed out Tx_status 00 status 2003 FIFO room 976. Can anyone help by telling me what this means?
(02) I have set up the etc/init.d/network file to see both cards and yet I can't ping out. It can ping the 'lo' section and all the range of addresses. I intend to use eth0 for connection to the ISP and eth1 for connection to the LAN. Could someone please advise on what needs to be done. I have never used it and have only just taken a short crash course from this book I bought.
(03) Can someone also tell em how to find out if TCP/IP is loaded. I know this may sound stupid but I can't tell.
(04) How do I re-configure Linux so that should I change hardware, it will be able to see it? The last time I was desperate and decided to just re-install Debian from the CD which came with the book. I changed the NICs.
(05) Is there anyone out there who is willing to be a mentor to me.
Thanks in advance.
Allen Lim

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