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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.
> >13)
> >>> 14  #netmask and network are guesses, because ISP RCN won't give
> >info
> >>> 15  auto-eth0
> >>> 16  iface eth0 inet static
> >>> 17    address 207.237.37.110
> >>> 18    netmask 255.255.255.0
> >>> 19    network 207.237.37.0
>
> >>> 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,
> >netmask,
> >>> and gateway, I expect trouble configuring the interface.  Any
> >advice
> >>> 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 207.237.37.1 or .254 for gateway. How did you get it
> >to
> >>work before?
>
> >>Regards,
> >>Andrei
> >>--
> >>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?
> Larry
>
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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.

Thanks.

Vwaju
New York City


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