On 9 Nov 2004, at 01:36, Fred wrote:
>>> So I have suse 9.0 pro installed
>>> Connection to IrishBB works in windows but not suse.
>>> The hardware seems to be fine.
>>> Should be a case of just putting in the IP add, subnet mask, gateway
>>> and primary DNS and off we go.
>>> the problem is also found with a bootable suse 9.1 cd.
>>> YAST seems to handle the settings of IP add, subnet mask, gateway and
>>> primary DNS.
Yast handles these items by either configuring your system to use DHCP
(not the case here) or by soliciting information from the user, and
plugging it into the appropriate system configuration files. If the
user doesn't provide Yast with the information, it can't do what it
> (Name server settings!!)
Exactly - see later.
> The Name Server and Domain Search settings are empty.
Why? You filled in these in the appropriate places in Windows - why
were you mean to SuSE and Yast?
2) Can you ping that address?
> PING 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 56(84) bytes of data.
>> 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=62.2 ms
>> 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=2.40 ms
>> 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=54.5 ms
>> it kept on going !!!
It does that. Just press ^C (that's control-C) to stop it.
> 4) Results of ping to linux.ie
The below are NOT the results of "ping to linux.ie". They are the
results of "ping 18.104.22.168". That is an important distinction which
is relevant to your problem.
> linux:/home/Fred # ping 22.214.171.124
>> PING 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data.
>> 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=235 ms
>> 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=18.4 ms
>> 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=42.2 ms
>> it kept on going !!!
As mentioned . . . .
This illustrates that your networking as such is setup just fine, in
that your machine can reach the world.
> 5) How are your name servers set up? Do 'cat /etc/resolv.conf'
>> there is no resolv.conf file in the /etc/ folder
This is because of the aforementioned meanness to SuSE / Yast. Rerun
Yast and enter the name server addresses which I am sure you have been
provided (you entered them in Windows, after all) in the appropriate
places and all will be sweetness and light.
> cat /etc/resolv.conf has no file
As mentioned, Yast generates a number of system files. This is one of
them. But if you don't give it the information it needs, it can't
generate the files.
> Looks like I need to set up some name server settings
Yes, yes it does.
> But what settings to use? Shuld it be like the Secondary DNS Server or
I might sound like I'm harping on here but you enter the exact same
information as you entered in the same place in Windows. Irish
Broadband provided you with the IP addresses of at least two name
servers. Enter these in the appropriate places in Yast.
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