|Last updated: 8/8/2002; 10:22:59 PM|
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I just ran into one of those perplexing predicaments. After being exiled from my house to Starbucks for a house showing (that sale I mentioned recently? fell thru; sigh) and doing a bunch of work while being professionally caffeinated, I wanted to upload what I did. So I booted up my Linux laptop and all was goodness until I tried to scp (secure copy) stuff to my server and got nothing. Huh? What?. Tried my faithful network girlfriend, ping, and got this disturbing error message:
connect: network is unreachable
I twiddled around for a bit and did
Original IM Transcript:
DemitriousK: whats the q?
fuzzygroup: on phone. are you around for a bit ?
DemitriousK: try in a bit :-)
fuzzygroup: pcmcia network card stopped working totally. 2nd one has same symptoms.
fuzzygroup: dumped mock gf phone call
DemitriousK: umm… i dont know if thats good or bad?
fuzzygroup: getting a working network card is more important
fuzzygroup: the link light does not light up
fuzzygroup: and a ping gives “connect: network is unreachable”
fuzzygroup: i tried another linksys card (diff model but I think drivers are the same) and had the same symptoms
fuzzygroup: I can order another exactly the same but thought some trouble shooting was called for before the $119 was spent
fuzzygroup: just wired
fuzzygroup: and i confirmed that the cable is live
DemitriousK: try a diff net cable?
fuzzygroup: where would error logs be to start ?
DemitriousK: probably messages
DemitriousK: type ‘dmesg’
DemitriousK: and check the end of the output
fuzzygroup: all looks good
fuzzygroup: can’t paste it to you. sigh.
fuzzygroup: ah ha
fuzzygroup: “timed out waiting for a valid dhcp server message”
fuzzygroup: how do I manually bind an ip address ?
DemitriousK: ifconfig eth0 up <ip>
DemitriousK: route add -net default gw <gateway>
DemitriousK: and add ‘nameserver <name server ip address>’ to /etc/hosts
DemitriousK: nameserver 126.96.36.199 works
fuzzygroup: mission control we have ping. repeat. we have ping.
DemitriousK: i got a dollar. i got a dollar. i got a dollar hey hey hey hey
fuzzygroup: getting a problem on the route command though
fuzzygroup: I typed
fuzzygroup: nvr mind
fuzzygroup: and we have dns
fuzzygroup: my laptop says thank you.
fuzzygroup: may ability to upload the work I did at starbucks says thank you.
fuzzygroup: I bet I need to restart my router / gateway.
fuzzygroup: thanks man!
fuzzygroup: I’ll write that up and cross link it to your site.
fuzzygroup: useful to have on hand for the next time.
DemitriousK: yea ive been in that predicimate before :-)
fuzzygroup: “When the DHCP don’t DHCP”
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