Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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iptables: route packets to example.com via public proxy

I want to access certain websites via a public proxy and I can't seem to get it right using iptables. Let's say I want to access example.com having ip address 1.2.3.4 via a public proxy at ...
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ifconfig made my server unreachable

I just got a second IP address for my Debian Squeeze root. I tried to add the address to my network but somehow I messed up. The command I executed: ifconfig eth0 [new ip address] mask ...
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How to use tshark or tcpdump to calculate bytes transmitted

I am using this command with tshark: tshark -r pcapfile "tcp and ip.src==192.168.1.1" -T text -V -x | grep 'Total Length' This essentially parses the pcap for only connections from the source ip and ...
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Spoofed mac resets to default when connects to network

I'm trying to change the mac address of the wifi card. I tryed with both ip link set wlan0 address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX and macchanger, and I'm able to change it, but when NetworkManager try to connect, ...
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How to install software on to multiple linux clients

Is there any free way or method for ssh that could be used to install and update linux clients for a ubuntu laptop. I do not have password less ssh but the admin password is the same for all of the ...
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How do kernel inform OSPF daemon when a physical interface status is down?

When a physical interface status is changed from up to down, there are 3 things related to the computer's current routing table and OSPF. The (connected) network for that interface and remote ...
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How to make Raspberry Pi to receive an IP from a router and also pass another IP to another device?

I know that I could achieve the desired result with an Ethernet switch, but I'm curious if I can get this with some cheaper solution. The idea is as follows: Rapsberry Pi has two Ethernet ports - ...
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Sharing a LAN printer over a subnet [Gnome-Shell] [SOLVED]

Two scenarios for you: ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER DESKTOP1 [96.96.96.10] [96.96.96.11] ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER ROUTER2 ...
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Why do I have so many IPV6 addresses for a single ethernet card

Output of running ifconfig on my system is: eth3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 44:8a:5b:93:34:25 inet addr:172.32.17.71 Bcast:172.32.17.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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network connection issue with Ubuntu installed on VM player

The Ubuntu was installed on Windows 7 using VmWare Player. However, the internet cannot be accessed from Ubuntu. The Windows host works fine with internet. Examining the "Network and Sharing ...
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ipsec-tools can't encrypt packets after changing destination ip address?

I established a tunnel IPsec connection between two networks like the following scenario IPsec-tools and racoon and it works fine (see image) But in gateway1 I run a simple program that listen to ...
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Access network of PC2 from virtualbox installed on PC1

I am going to attend one seminar where I need to bring laptop with installed Virtualbox and Windows 7 running inside it. My laptop is too old to handle Virtualbox with Windows 7 and native Linux ...
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why cisco VPNC work on the second time each time and not on the first time

I use the vpnc ( cisco VPN that installed on linux red-hat 6.X ) and the vpnc.conf file look like this more /etc/vpnc.conf ## generated by pcf2vpnc IPSec ID Comvwde IPSec gateway 217.118.6.7 ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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delay in IP route deletion

(Apologies if this is the wrong StackExchange for this question, but there does seem to be some confusion regarding appropriate targeting of IP networking questions) I am very much a network newbie, ...
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Connect OpenWrt router to home wifi AND open wifi

I've noticed I'm within comfortable wifi range of a nearby coffee shop's open connection. I have an OpenWRT router that I'm not using, and thought it might be handy to have this connected to my home ...
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How to measure network traffic (with pfSense/freeBSD)?

Is it possible to measure network traffic (per month, per WAN, per direction) with pfSense/freeBSD? There are following programs listed ...
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MAC to MAC MII interface not working

I have a MAC to MAC MII interface between MPC8569 processor and BCM68610 controller , whose schematic design is followed from here. My linux kernel version is 2.6.32. I want to ping one device from ...
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Strange ip command output

When I call ip addr show I get output with all interfaces and their IP addresses (look at eth7): 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback ...
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Service network restart same as ifup and ifdown?

Can service network restart take place of ifdown and ifup? I was managing my server the other day using SSH and I changed my internal IP from DHCP to static. After editing the config file I had to ...
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How can I log outgoing TCP traffic including the full path of URLs?

I use a program regularly on Linux that makes a TCP request when it starts up and updates a file with an access token before launching. I'd like to write a batch script that makes this request (using ...
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proper syntax to delete default route for a particular interface?

summary: me@client:~$ sudo route del default ppp0 SIOCDELRT: No such process me@client:~$ sudo route del default dev ppp0 SIOCDELRT: No such process me@client:~$ sudo route del -net default dev ppp0 ...
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Remove IP address from interface with VLANs

On Arch Linux, I have a single physical ethernet interface on 2 VLANs (3 and 7) with static IP addresses for the VLANs and a DHCP address for the 'main' ethernet interface. Is there a way for me to ...
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Is it possible to connect to TCP port 0?

Listening to TCP port 0 allocates me a free port number on the system. But what happens when I try to connect to TCP port 0? The obvious answer is: "It doesn't work": $ nc localhost 0 ...
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What preventing me from using the “wl” module after using “b43”?

If I restart my computer with the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist b43 blacklist ssb blacklist wl Then I can either modprobe wl (broadcom STA, works well) or modprobe b43 ...
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Debian stuck in Endless DHCPNAK/OFFER loop unless I ask DHCP server to clear expired leases

have a Marvel Kirkwood device running Debian with 3.16 Kernel. On boot, the DHCPClient gets stuck in a loop and never picks up an ip unless I log onto the dhcp server and ask it to dump the expired ...
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debugging iptables when tunneling one VPN through another

I seek to tunnel one SSL VPN (F5, running on my debian laptop==client) through another (OpenVPN, running on a debian linode==server), but lose all client networking (including, e.g., ping) after the ...
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Network card seems to be active but config file is missing?

I have a CentOS 7 virtual machine with an internal network as well as 2 bridged connections, I am unable to find the config file for the third network card. Any ideas where it could be? or what the ...
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how to tell chrony to syncrhonize time with specific server periodically

In Windows, somewhere in settings, I can check "Synchronize with Internet time server" checkbox, add ip-address (say 10.20.30.40) and that's it. How can I do something similar with chrony? I've ...
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State of network loopback

Why the state of lo interface is reported as unknown with cat /sys/class/net/lo/operstate even though ifconfig says it's running?
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No FIOS Network After Zorin 9 Install on Wireless Desktop PC

A friend has a home Verizon FIOS network, connected thusly: Verizon wired/wireless Router > wireless ASUS Windows 7 Desktop PC > wireless HP Windows 8.1 Laptop > wireless HP All-in-One Printer. Note ...
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linuxdcpp crashes Internet

As soon as I start linuxdcpp and connect to an hub, I cannot connect to the Internet anywhere in my Network. But I can upload/download files in linuxdcpp. Any idea what the problem could be?
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difference between “ip link set” and “disconnect / reconnect” in the GUI?

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 guest installed in virtualbox. Often when the host machine changes networks or is suspended and restarted, the guest VM loses network connectivity. I can reliably get it ...
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Unable to configure eth1 and eth2 properly on Ubuntu

I am completely new to network administration, and so am finding things a bit tough. I have a machine, whose 1 interface I have to set to the subnet 10.0.20.0/24, another to 10.1.0.0/24 and a third to ...
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Running command on server, but have the server read/write local files [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a remote machine run a command, but redirect all reads and writes to a local machine. Example: I have a bunch of scripts in folder 'project'. When 'make simulate' is run in ...
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which packages are required to use make?

I try to compile a package on a fresh debian wheezy inside a VM (32bit Kernel): cd /tmp/ wget https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/batman-adv-legacy/archive/master.zip rm -Rf batman-adv-legacy-master ...
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No DHCP OFFERS on several PCs in same network

I have different PCs and 2 of them don't get an IP-address (because they don't get a DHCP-offer) by the ISP, while the others do. I pluged them directly in my cable-modem, one after another. But when ...
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Debian server makes internet connection drop

I have setup a small home server / NAS running Debian 7. The server is connected directly to the router with a static IP set in the router's control panel. There are no port forwarding rules set for ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 Wireless DNS Issue

I'm quite new to using Kubuntu and have run into issues with the wireless connection on Kubuntu 14.10. The wireless connection says that it is connected, and I can ping IP addresses of other devices ...
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Where does Linux store Wifi passwords?

I am going to write a simple replacement for Ubunutu's NetworkManager. Is there any place where the Wifi network passwords would be stored in Linux? I know about ...
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Painfully slow LAN ftp/smb/ssh less than 5kib/s

I have (finally) gotten my home server up and running. After installing/trying dozens of GNU/Linux builds I have landed on Open Media Vault for my main server, Mint 17.1 on my Laptop and I have a ...
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Network scanner

Is there a program for Linux that scans networks like spice works for windows I have tried fing box. I what some thing that is gui but that DOES NOT automatically start at boot up. And be free with no ...
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Using network manager and wicd together in Ubuntu?

I'd like to use the first tool for establishing a 3G connection, but the other seems more apt for wifi. Running both together seems like a road to disaster. But how could it stop one completely and ...
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Connect Linux to two networks simultaneously

I want to connect to two networks simultaneously using the Ethernet and in-built WiFi or to two WiFi networks by installing an additional WiFi adapter. My requirement: I have two sets of devices ...
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No problem connected by filezilla, but cannot get list when connected by linux CLI client

I built FTP server by VSFTPD, on Raspberry pi, and Inside NAT. Surely set port-forwarding and, it perfectly functional when I connected by filezilla. But, I can't execute LIST(dir) when I connected ...
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Understanding network problem (syslog)

I am running a lubuntu 14.04 server and its always worked well, except for the last couple of days it keeps dropping off the LAN. I am using a couple of powerlink adapters to connect it up as WiFi was ...
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ping works but curl does not [closed]

I am trying to set up networking on my development server running Arch Linux, but something is amiss. I have enabled dhcpcd on all interfaces, and ping now works (including dns resolution), but ...
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Unable to set mac address to tap interface using systemd-networkd

I'm trying to migrate some tap interfaces setup from tunctl to systemd-networkd. I'm using systemd version 215-8. So I have this test.netdev file: [Match] [NetDev] Name=tap_test Kind=tap ...
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nbtscan shows error “Failed to bind: Address already in use”

I am trying to use nbtscan to get a list of PCs in my local network with their NetBIOS names. When using nbtscan with the option "-r", it shows this error: Failed to bind: Address already in use ...
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Automating PPP connection: adding the insertion in routing table of the new interface

I start my USB 3G Modem by: # wvdial And then I must do, in order to acquire internet access: # route add default ppp0 Note that ppp0 is, in this case, the newly created virtual network ...