Connection problem - more information

Brian Gerst bgerst at didntduck.org
Sun Jun 20 18:38:33 UTC 2004


Paul F. Johnson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On a spare drive, I did a vanilla install of FC2. All is happy and well 
> (except for my mouse not working). No problems with networking or anything 
> like that.
> 
> This leads me to suspect that one of the rawhide updates has screwed my 
> system which I was unaware of as I've not done a reset in ages.
> 
> A few odd things have happened though
> 
> /sbin/ifdown eth0 is fine
> /sbin/ifup eth0 gives this
> 
> Determining IP information for device eth0 ... SIOCADDRT file exists
> Done
> RTNETLINK reports : Invalid argument
> 
> /sbin/route -n looks okay
> 
> Destination  Gateway  Genmask       Flags  Metric  Ref  Use  Iface
> 192.168.2.0  0.0.0.0  255.255.255.0 U      0       0    0    eth0
> 169.254.0.0  0.0.0.0  255.255.0.0   U      0       0    0    eth0
> 127.0.0.0    0.0.0.0  255.0.0.0     U      0       0    0    lo
> 0.0.0.0      0.0.0.0  0.0.0.0       U      0       0    0    eth0
                ^^^^^^^
This is the problem.  The current DHCP package is broken in that it 
doesn't set the default gateway properly.  You can manually fix it by:

route del default
route add default gw <router ip address> eth0

--
				Brian Gerst





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