SSH between computers on LAN

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Jan 24 17:58:41 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> karl at karl-hardy:~$ route
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination  Gateway      Genmask         Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
>   UG    0      0     0 eth0
>  *     U     0      0     0 eth0
> link-local   *       U     1000   0     0 eth0
> default         UG    0      0     0 eth0
> This does not work. And I worry about routes 1, which I wrote, route 2
> conflicting since they have the same Genmask.

No, the Genmask entry is OK for all routes. You can read about it here:

>     Now when I try to ping the laptop I get:
> karl at karl-hardy:~$ ping
> PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
>  From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
> This makes me think it is trying to use the new route but it is not
> working.

I suppose the Belkin is using NAT, something I didn't think about 
previously. Then you would have to set up a rule in the Belkin config 
which opens port 22 (SSH) or whatever port you want to use. It should 
then send data on that port to your laptop.

BTW: Can you ping from the laptop to the desktop?


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