Local Network Problem

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Aug 27 17:26:22 UTC 2007

Don Henson wrote:
> In restoring from a major system crash, I ended up with a
> server/workstation, a workstation, and a laptop (wifi) that should be
> talking to each other over Ethernet. The laptop will not respond to a
> ping from anybody and the other two will respond to each other's pings
> if I use the domain address. They will not respond if I ping the
> corresponding IP address. This seems backwards to me but that's the way
> it is. 

Are you using a DNS server or entries in /etc/hosts? If DNS server, on 
which machine is it running?

> At one point, I had all three machines talking but after 
> rebooting all three, the problem returned. I've been working on this
> for a couple of days and now I find myself thoroughly confused. I have
> no idea which files and logs might be useful.

For a start, you could post the output of ifconfig and route on each 
machine as well as the Ubuntu version.


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