Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Dec 4 18:40:04 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Thu, 12/4/08, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> > I would uninstall network manager if you want to use static
> > addressing.
> > OTOH I would always prefer DHCP, even if the DHCP server is
> > set up to
> > always give the same address to individual interfaces.
> Thanks for the reply. I was about to purge network manager on my own
> based on posts I've seen. Have use both DHCP and static with MN
> installed on earlier versions with no issues. I'm using static as NoOP
> convinced me that was better but I can be unconvinced if I will fix my
> sharing issue as I have needs to copy files between PCs. 

Both should work, using DHCP just doesn't need that much manual 
configuration, IMHO. But you have done the configuration already, so it 
doesn't really matter that much.

> If you have 
> more to add please do.

Well, maybe you should also uninstall the package "avahi-autoipd". I had 
some trouble with those zeroconf addresses some time ago. But I don't 
know if that is part of your problem.

> BTW, attyahoo dsl has always provided the same 
> IPs on this side of the router since day one.

With "this side of the router" you mean the addresses for your machines? 
Well, that is usually your private network and not addresses provided by 
your provider. If you don't have a special setup it would be in the 
default network of your router.

> > But how are your machines connected? Is there a direct
> > cable between the
> > machines or is there a hub / switch / router between the
> > machines?
> > I have a 2wiew router/modem hardwired to one and a linksys wmp54g
> > wifi on the other and it all worked in hardy but not intrepid.

OK, that clarifies your network layout.

> I've never had an 
> issue pinging between machins before so don't really know what to
> troubleshoot.

Well, you wrote already that you can ping the own address of each machine. 
Then the next thing would be to ping the router, then the other machine.

One last thought: Do you have a firewall installed on one of the machines?


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