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Re: queer dns access problem

Bill Tangren wrote:
Earlier you said you could ssh out of the broken box.  Can you ssh to the
same segment or to a remote network?  Can you log in to the box twice and
start a packet capture while you attempt a dns lookup?  This might show us
if it is related to firewalling or routing.

If by the same segment, you mean within the same 10.1.5.x domain, I can
ssh if I use the IP number to the same segment (there are errors, but it
ultimately succeeds), but I cannot ssh out of the segment, with or without
IP number. Also, I can ssh into the broken box from within the segment.

[see below]

there is no 10.1.5.x segment, there is only a 10.x segment. You have both the working and non working box in the same network. I would be double checking hte network masks at this point as it does sound like you have a network masking problem. It may also help to know what boxes (ip ranges) are working and what ones are not, what exactly are you testing to.


on box a i can ssh to (using ip addresses)

but not

but works as well

on box b all of the above work.

you could also try making your subnet masks smaller, your gateway is in ? try reducing your mask to a /21 ( and see if that allows you to reach the dns servers - at this point tho, you should really be getting a network tech involved or someone who has access to the dns servers and see how they are configured.


----- "Bill Tangren" <bjt usno navy mil> wrote:
On Dec 13, 2007 8:02 AM, Bill Tangren <bjt usno navy mil> wrote:

OK. Is the /8 netmask a cut and paste error too?
No, it is correct.

Your trouble could be a routing issue: and are
on the same subnet as far as the network layer is concerned so
no reason to go to the default route.  Thats why I asked for a
traceroute too -- or mtr if you have it installed and it will

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