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Re: netconfig not working


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: netconfig not working
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:19:37 +0100 (MET)

This has got something to do with internals, it has never worked
for more than a few weeks at a time with linux -- don't ask me why.
The ioctl calls are very mysterious. What is needed is someone
interested in this to maintain it...

Mark

On 21 Feb, Alain van Hoof wrote:
> 
> I changed the netmask, IP and broadcast to other values, just to test if
> netconfig is working. And yes I use ipv4
> 
> Alain
> 
> On 21 Feb 2002, Adrian Phillips wrote:
> 
>> >>>>> "Alain" == Alain van Hoof <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>     Alain> Ok, here are all the lines: (using cfagent -d -v)
>>
>>     Alain> Assumed interface name: eth0 255.255.254.0 one Checking
>>     Alain> interface status...  Address given by nameserver:
>>     Alain> 192.168.1.2 Found netmask: 255.255.0.0 cfengine:flat: The
>>     Alain> netmask is incorrectly configured, resetting...  Found
>>     Alain> broadcast address: 172.16.255.255 cfengine:flat: Broadcast
>>     Alain> address was 172.16.255.255 not 192.168.1.255 (should be
>>     Alain> bit-type one)Resetting interface...  cfengine:flat:
>>     Alain> Permission to reconfigure netmask denied.  cfengine:flat:
>>     Alain> ioctl: Invalid argument Trying to set broad to
>>     Alain> 192.168.1.255 = 192.168.1.255 cfengine:flat: Permission to
>>     Alain> reconfigure broadcast denied.  cfengine:flat: ioctl:
>>     Alain> Invalid argument Checking interface status...  Address
>>     Alain> given by nameserver: 192.168.1.2 Found netmask: 255.255.0.0
>>     Alain> cfengine:flat: The netmask is incorrectly configured,
>>     Alain> resetting...  Found broadcast address: 172.16.255.255
>>     Alain> cfengine:flat: Broadcast address was 172.16.255.255 not
>>     Alain> 192.168.1.255 (should be bit-type one)Looking at default
>>     Alain> route...  Job start time set to Thu Feb 21 10:35:03 2002
>>
>> Back to basics.
>>
>> I've checked some more - is 255.255.254.0 a "legal" netmask for your
>> setup. Don't you really want 255.255.255.0 ?
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Adrian Phillips
>>
>> --
>> Your mouse has moved.
>> Windows NT must be restarted for the change to take effect.
>> Reboot now?  [OK]
>>



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