networking ( was old ZIP drive?)

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Mon Aug 27 22:47:17 EST 2001

On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 10:11:28PM +1000, Paul Warren wrote:
> but can ping the windows interface from ME
> ie, ping works from windows, but
> ping does not.
> so are these settings correct/consistent?
> windows box IP :
> linux box IP    :
> netmask(IPMASK in ME) :

Under windows, run the program 'winipcfg'. It gives a summary of all the

Check that the netmask and broadcast address match. Check that the ip
address is what you think it is.

> and i'm using a crossover cable.( no money for a hub as yet)
> other thing is ME doesn't want to know about a 
> broadcast address.

Are the lights on the back of the network cards lit up?

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
> It would be nice if someone came up with a certification system that
> actually separated those who can barely regurgitate what they crammed over
> the last few weeks from those who command secret ninja networking powers.

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