I had a similar problem before.
As one might expect mine was caused by windoze.
The main culprits are IE4 or IE5 and outlook Express,
They were by default set to connect via Dial Up Networking,
As in when you double click on the icon for Internet Exploder it asked to
make a connection,
What originally bothered me was that I couldnt access my Apache Server
through Exploder without it asking me to make a DUN connection, and If I
cancelled the request It still wouldnt let me access it Instead suggesting
that I return to windoze or connect to my ISP to access a machine on my LAN.
How I got around this was by setting Internet Exploder and outlook express
to use a LAN connection (even though I was connecting through dialup) and
manually setup the DUN script for the ISP, (none of that ready made sh*t on
a free CD from Shell etc,).
The other thing to make surte of is that in the Ntework Control Panel on
Windoze that TCP/IP for dial up adapter is completely blank for everything,
including DNS etc, the only option that should be enabled is to obtain an IP
address by DHCP.
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 20 November 1999 23:46
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] Networking
I hope this isn't sacriligious(spelling?) but I'm looking for some help with
my small home network.
I have a linux laptop connected to a Windows '95 box. Now, I can ping the
windows box without any difficulty from the laptop, but can't do the
reverse. I have installed TCP/IP on the windows box - I now have two
versions of it - one linked to the modem and one to the nic. Is this right?
My question is - what do I need to set up on the windows box to make it work
properly? When I tried to ping the laptop from the pc without being
connected to the net, it started the ESAT surfnolimits connection. So, what
do I need to configure?
I ask this question in here, because I fiugure that some of you have done
this before and may be able to help. I had it working before, but due to
having had to re-install my Win '95 system a while back, i can't do it
The relevant numbers/names are as follows:
Name of Windows PC: winpc.com
IP Address: 192.168.0.30
Linux Laptop: linuxlaptop.com
IP Address: 192.168.0.20
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