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RE: Linux Network weirdness



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Stevens [mailto:rstevens vitalstream com] 
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 1:21 PM
> To: Getting started with Red Hat Linux
> Subject: Re: Linux Network weirdness
> 
> 
> Waldher, Travis R wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Rick Stevens [mailto:rstevens vitalstream com]
> >>Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 12:55 PM
> >>To: Getting started with Red Hat Linux
> >>Subject: Re: Linux Network weirdness
> >>
> >>
> >>Waldher, Travis R wrote:
> >>
> >>>I try to enable an eth0 interface through vmware 4.0 on a Redhat ES
> >>>3.0 system.
> >>>
> >>>I get the following error:
> >>>
> >>>Error, some other host already uses address 132.224.82.57.
> >>>
> >>>Ok.. I checked, no other host is using it, I set this
> >>
> >>vmware machine
> >>
> >>>to use the bridged type connection.  I also triple checked my
> >>>ifcfg-eth0 file, it is all typed in correctly, no extra 
> >>
> >>spaces even on
> >>
> >>>the end of the lines.
> >>
> >>Are you sure?  Something has that address in its ARP table or
> >>answers the bell.

Yup, I'm sure.

> >>
> >>Keep in mind that lots of stuff is hidden if you're on a
> >>switch or VLAN, however, can you tcpdump it and see what's 
> >>going on?  You can also check the "arp -e" output.
> > 
> > 
> > Starting to look like a VMWare oddity?  I've got other 
> VMWare machines 
> > that are happy, so don't know why this one isn't.
> > 
> > But, after I found the code I had to add to ifcfg-eth0 to 
> make it not 
> > check for a cable connection, I changed my settings to 
> dhcp, and low 
> > and behold.  I couldn't get an address.
> 
> Not sure what you mean.  You mean "BOOTPROTO=dhcp" or 
> "ONBOOT=no"? Couldn't get an address from DHCP?

Bootproto=ehcp and onboot=yes

The card attempts to get in IP address on DHCP and nada.  It can't find
one.

The virtual NIC that VMWare creates, doesn't appear to be gettingout the
real NIC.  Weird.



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