[oclug] Pinging problem
linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 23 14:41:26 EDT 2001
--- "Bigras, Guy" <g.bigras at telesat.ca> wrote:
> I have cannot ping any ip addresses (even my own) on the network.
> The only
> way that I found was to add the ip in the /etc/host file. So if I
> try to
> ping 172.16.21.1 it won't work but if I add the following line in
> the host
> file it works:
You lost your gateway somehow. Check with /sbin/route and make sure
you have a default gateway off your machine to the outside world.
Then again, if that were true, it should also fail when you add the
IP to the hosts file as well.
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