Pinging win from FreeBSD

ATeslik at ATeslik at
Sun Oct 17 16:05:08 GMT 1999

Hello Samba folks,

            I thought you might be able to help me.
 I have 2 machines, 1 is FreeBSD, 1 is win95. They can't ping each other, but 
the bsd box comes up in Network Nieghborhood when Samba is active. What's 
going on? Is it not possible to ping a windows machine from a unix box? They 
are on the same hub via UTP. IPs are 192.168.1.x and netmasks are same 
( No ipfw or routed running. Does anyone out there have a 
small network like this that mabye I can bounce a few questions off you? 
Heres some output to look at:

>> ifconfig -a

pn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
    ether 87:ff:87:ff:87:ff     
    media: autoselect (10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>)
    supported media: autoselect 100baseT4 100baseTX <full-duplex>
    100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP 
    <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP
lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
tun0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
    inet netmask 0xff000000 

I'm using a linksys LNE100TXII NIC with the "pn" (PNIC) driver in my kernel.

>> ping <windows-ip>

PING ( 56 data bytes---
ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: sendto: Host is down ping statistics ---6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 
100% packet loss

>> ping <freebsd-ip> (from the windows machine).

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

If theres anymore input I can offer, let me know! At this point I'll do just 
about anything to get this working. Thanks again!

<ateslik at>

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