Cannot ping outside university

James Tappin sjt at
Tue Sep 5 07:47:55 UTC 2006

On Mon, 4 Sep 2006 18:10:55 +0100
David <dpleydel at> wrote:

D> About fie weeks ago I installed Dapper on a Dell Inspiron 6000
D> laptop. Everything was going great, I configured the eth0 interface
D> to get onto the university network and I could connect to Ubuntu
D> repositories and I downloaded various software eg. GRASS, R etc.
D> Then some days later I lost the internet connection. I do not know
D> why. I can still ping my PC and the PC can still ping the laptop. But
D> the laptop cannot ping websites or repos.
D> To make matters worse, we need this sorted within the next 24 hours!
D> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Can you ping outside from other boxes? Certainly here the University
firewall stops all ping packets both ways.


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