Re: before I could ping, now I can't
On Jul 24, 10:50 am, ow...@netptc.net wrote:
> >---- Original Message ----
> >From: andreimpope...@gmail.com
> >To: debian-u...@lists.debian.org
> >Subject: Re: before I could ping, now I can't
> >Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:00:38 +0300
> >>On Wed,23.Jul.08, 17:51:02, Vwaju wrote:
> >>> 13 #I added the following lines (following Linux System Admin p.
> >>> 14 #netmask and network are guesses, because ISP RCN won't give
> >>> 15 auto-eth0
> >>> 16 iface eth0 inet static
> >>> 17 address 126.96.36.199
> >>> 18 netmask 255.255.255.0
> >>> 19 network 188.8.131.52
> >>> ifup eth0 reports:
> >>> /etc/network/interfaces:15: option with empty value
> >>> ifup: couldn't read interfaces file "/etc/network/interfaces"
> >>Is this the entire file or did you omit something?
> >>> Because RCN has refused to give me the network IP address,
> >>> and gateway, I expect trouble configuring the interface. Any
> >>> you have about this is welcome.
> >>How are you supposed to configure it then, via DHCP? The netmask and
> >>network options are not mandatory, but without a gateway...
> >>You could try 184.108.40.206 or .254 for gateway. How did you get it
> >>work before?
> >>If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
> >>(Albert Einstein)
> How about configuring the interface for DHCP temporarily. The
> protocol with the ISP will then transfer the gateway and network info
> which you could then use to reconfigure the interface as static?
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Thank you all for pointing out my bonehead typo.
I fixed this, and I called the RCN "Corporate Escalation Department"
and threatened them with a letter to the FCC if they did not fork over
the IP address of the network my static IP is on, along with the
netmask, gateway, etc.
When I got this info and fixed the typo, it works fine.
New York City