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RE: Lost Internet Access

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kushal.kumaran@gmail.com [mailto:kushal.kumaran@gmail.com]On
> Behalf Of Kushal Kumaran
> Sent: May 2, 2007 4:25 AM
> To: Debian Users' Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Lost Internet Access
> On 5/2/07, Jan Sneep <jan@azureservices.ca> wrote:
> > I only have the one Debian machine on the network the rest
> are all Win Xp
> > machines. So the Windows side is working perfectly,
> browsing, sending email
> > (like this note), etc ...
> >
> > debian:/var/log# route
> > Kernel IP routing table
> > Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags
> Metric Ref    Use
> > Iface
> >     *        U     0
>  0        0 eth0
> > default         UG    0
>  0        0 eth0
> >
> > Is WireShark a default app? or something I would need to
> download from the
> > Internet? As typing in "wireshark" at a Root Terminal
> windows results in
> > "command not found".
> >
> It is in the Debian repository; you can use aptitude to install the
> package wireshark.  It will show you each packet received by or sent
> from your interface.  You'll need some familiarity with the TCP/IP
> protocols to understand its output, though.

Once I have the Internet back up and working I'll have to check out
WireShark and see if I can make heads or tails of the output.

> PS: Could you not top-post?

Interesting the different preferences everyone has and how the choices made
by the different email apps programmers / developers can have ... the down
side is that my spell check now has to check the entire message, not just
the top portion which throws up all sorts of false positives.

> > <snip>
> You can configure AVG to scan your mail but not put these in.  You
> should do that. http://www.hackfix.org/software/configure/avg.html

I'll have to check that out as well ... interestingly I have heard from more
than one of my friends, who I help with various computer related problems,
that after a recent AVG update they "lost" this visual confirmation that AVG
was working properly.   Some don't trust email messages UNLESS they see some
sort of confirmation at the bottom of messages they receive.  I point out
that those sorts of things are so easy to spoof, easier than setting up a
phishing website and yet with all the hype and panic about the devastating
effect of viruses these small things provide a sense of false comfort. Which
is of course why the  anti-virus software producers do it.

No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
Version: 7.5.467 / Virus Database: 269.6.2/784 - Release Date: 2007.05.01
2:57 PM

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