Ping and LAN Problem

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Mon Aug 13 20:08:10 UTC 2007


On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 03:31:06PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Marius Gedminas wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 08:59:42PM +0530, das ??? wrote:
> >> <<<
> >> dd at mahammad:~$ ping 192.168.0.2
> >> PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
> >> ping: sendmsg: Operation not permitted
> > 
> > You get this message when your firewall blocks an outgoing packet.
> 
> I don't think so.  You get that message when there is no route to the
> destination.

Surely that would be "No route to host" rather than "Operation not
permitted"?

> I can't say for sure whether you'll get it when the firewall
> blocks traffic, but I'm sure it doesn't _have_ to be the firewall.
> 
> Try:
> # route
> 
> and see if your network is actually configured.

Checking can't hurt.

Marius Gedminas
-- 
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