Jake Hawkes jake at
Tue Aug 24 15:41:25 CST 1999

first things first:

nick cradock wrote:
> Here is the rest of the data i said i would send sorry i couldnt send it
> earler as i can only use the internet at tafe.
> lo    Link encap: Local Loopback
>       inet addr: Mask:
>    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924  Metric:1
>    Rx packets:325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>    Tx packets:325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 collisions:0
> eth0  Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:AF:A5:FE:E0
>       inet addr: Bcast: Mask:

is the Bcast here right? I think it should be (not .169.
), unless this is a typo

second, I'm a bit confused as to the network setout. Is this a private
network? or a TAFE network?
> Network Config:
> HostName: linux.bg11
> Domain:tafe.bg11

this is a bit confusing. I have a (private, at home) network, and I use
the domain name "ice.bogus" to make it obvious, is "tafe.bg11" along the
same lines?

> Hosts:
>   localhost   localhost.localdomain
> MARVIN(This is the server)

this is your linux box. your IP address is this. Ok, 

> Traceroute to MARVIN( 30 hops max, 40 byte packet 1
> MARVIN( 0.377ms 0.163ms 0.142ms

this really doesn't mean anything. You tracerout'ed to yourself.

> 64 bytes from MARVIN icmp_seq=1 tt;=255 time=0.1ms (this keeps going to i stop
> it and the icmp_seq=1 keeps changing.)

same reason. The ismp is the packet counter, this tells where abouts in
the ping sequence the packet has come from.

> This is the config file for the server.
> Netware server 3.12
> 3com Etherlink III
> ipx internal network number 00000B2A
> Hadware setting:io port 300h to 30FH Interrupt 3h
> Node Address: 0020AFA5FF23
> Frame type Ethernet_802.3
> No boardname defined
> LAN Protocol ARP
> LAN Protocol :ip adress

!! whoa!! this is the same IP address as the linux box. this is bad. if
this is true (not a typo) then you need to change one of them. Assuming
you are not the admin of the netware box, you need to change your Linux
box's IP address to (for example) (but it could be
192.168.2.x, where x!=1)

> Lan Protocol :ipx network number 0000CAFE
Jake Hawkes, B. Eng (CSE)

e-mail: jake at

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