Careful Bob, it might be a reason why you might not get help on this issue too. =]|
I can understand your frustration, but Les was just trying to help. He probably doesn't know your level of understanding and he doesn't know exactly what your situation is either. He was trying to give you something to try out. Plus if you don't understand, then ask and this listserv is pretty good at explaining things.
If your computer can ping the router, then maybe the problem isn't on your machine. Maybe its happening from your router or beyond. I have no idea what happened, so I'm just throwing an idea out. That's what happened to me 2 days ago. I thought it was my server, but it was the school's network that was causing my connection issues.
Good luck and I hope you get it working. I wish I could help you out more.
PS. If there isn't a middle ground book, maybe you could write one once you gain your uber geekiness knowledge.
> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:18:42 -0500
> From: accessys smart net
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Network unreachable.
> I didn't change anything since It was last working
> I can ping the router
> other than that I wish I knew what you just said????
> I get so frustrated people either talk over my head or down to me
> why isn't there any place for someone who isn't a geek but does know a
> fair amount about these machines. I've complained about this for
> years, only two manuals are written.
> 1 for dummies books
> 2 uber geek.
> is it any wonder people put up with 2 hours on hold to be told it is
> someeone else's fault.
> I'll get off my soapbox but it is probably the main reason Linux
> doesn't spread.
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > Accessys smart net wrote:
> > > had to shut my system down yesterday and when I rebooted everything
> > > was working fine except accessing the network.
> > >
> > > keep getting the error code
> > >
> > > SIOCADDRT: network is unreachable
> > >
> > > I can ping my cards and the blinking lights on the router appear to be
> > > correct. so what is this' I thought I had seen every error code
> > > possible but then another. it really has me stumped, tried I think
> > > all the standard fixes and am getting nowhere fast.
> > If your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth? files don't have the
> > right HWADDR to match your NIC cards (for example if you cloned a disk
> > from a different machine or swapped cards after setup), the system can
> > detect them in the wrong order and even use interfaces you had not set
> > up. The 'mii-tool' command will show which interfaces have link active
> > . If you can't ping your router, try checking one cable at at time to
> > make sure you have link on the right interface name and that ifconfig
> > shows that it has the expected IP address.
> > --
> > Les Mikesell
> > lesmikesell gmail com
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