Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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Enable debian VirtualBox bridge mode?

How can I Enable Debian 7 in VirtualBox in bridge mode? I have to access external IP. Thanks.
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How does Linux prevent applications from sending more packets than the link can handle without dropping packets?

I couldn't make the question any clearer so here's an example scenario: Given a Linux machine connected to an IP network through a physical interface of bandwidth 10Mbps (or a higher speed interface ...
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Why must a server know its own host-name and domain-name?

In Linux, a server can set its own host-name and domain-name through sethostname() and setdomainname(). I just wonder, however, why must a server know its own host-name and domain-name? To my ...
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Network tool to monitor IP packet fragmentation

Is there a tool, similar to iptraf, that would let me see how many incoming/outgoing IP packets get fragmented/defragmented, and what percent of traffic they are? I know this can be counted with the ...
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Unable To Bridge Two Teamed Interfaces - Advice?

Before the wall of code I'll explain the situation. I'm trying to set up two interfaces to be teamed together, and from that team create a bridge. I've been studying for the RHCE and I believe this ...
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IP packets fragment randomly

I've observed the strangest thing - the same packet, same size, send through the same interface sometimes gets send whole, and sometimes gets fragmented, as if it exceeded the interface MTU... 1472 ...
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Which ip alias is currently active?

I used IP aliasing technique to assign multiple IP addresses on a single NIC. I am using these IPs in a Python script to generate traffic. I am doing this for my college project. How can I determine, ...
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forward packets from one interface to another interface using iptables

I have an embeded system with 2 interfaces e0 and m0, whose ips are 10.0.0.20 and 192.168.0.20, respectively. Incoming packets into e0 have an ip of 10.0.0.10 and should be forwarded to m0 interface ...
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Virtual eth-adapter in networking-configuration

I have on my Debian en eth0-interface and I need the interface to listen to other IP's. I know I can create it with the following command ifconfig eth0:1 10.10.10.20/24 With this command everything ...
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Is Super server (inted / xinetd/… ) comes with Ubuntu default?

Few days back I learn about super server in networking. Then I looked for /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/xinetd.d and found neither of them in Ubuntu. Note: I know only these two types of super server ...
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Historical bandwidth data in a console? (save/load statistics)

So, I found that nload and iftop displays the amount of data that passed and how fast. Now, is there anything like those that can save/load statistics? I want to measure the amount of data I download ...
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SIPp “hello world” message to Asterisk

How do I run diagnostics against Asterisk? Asterisk is running on tleilax; and doge is on the same network (My network topology isn't optimal). Specifically, I want to do something like: sipp ...
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asterisk network topology — KISS

is this the typical Asterisk topology??? On my home system, I have the Asterisk server, tleilax, and the client, doge, connecting into my router -- so that they're both on the same network. The IP ...
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yast routing problem — connect: Network is unreachable

---------------------------------------------------update----------------------- on doge the route works: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway ...
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converting teaming to bonding

RHEL 7 contains bond2team tool but it doesn't contains opposite team2bond tool. I need to convert my teaming files to bonding (please don't ask why, this is for testing purposes). This is my teaming ...
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Manual network setting on Solaris 10

Am using Solaris 10 on Virtual Box. While installing I chose to assign IP manually. IP address: 192.168.1.46 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1 Now when I ping my Solaris machine with other ...
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can I delete abstract socket path? [migrated]

I created a abstract socket. #define SOCKET_PATH @/tmp/xyz /*in server code of socket_server.c*/ int sockfd = -1; int len; struct sockaddr_un address; int result; sockfd = socket(AF_UNIX, ...
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CentOS 7 very slow boot up after changing NIC

I have created a VM in VMWare esxi. I then cloned the VM, the clone receiving a new NIC along with a new MAC address. I change the IPADDR, HWADDR, and BOOTPROTO values and reboot the cloned-VM. ...
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RHEL6.6 in which file you put the gateway configuration

In RHEL6.6 OS system, which file we've to put the gateway configuration? I tried GATEWAY=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx in these files : /etc/sysconfig/network /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and I ...
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iptables - Redirect except list MAC Address

I'm using iptables on my router to redirect all web traffic to my page. But i don't know how to except my mac address list. I did command like this: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -m mac ! ...
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Find a server IP on LAN from a script

I am looking for a way to have a script on a client machine automatically find the servers IP on the same network. I have several media extender clients running ubuntu 14.04.1 and a server running ...
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What are bogus file nlink values?

I am using files from a SMB share on my Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian. Whenever I access those files, I get the following message in my syslog: CIFS VFS: bogus file nlink value 0 What does that ...
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Send Mouse commands to PC with Raspberry Pi over the network

Is it possible to have a Raspberry Pi connected to a CCTV recorder via USB and send mouse input commands over the network? The video feed from the CCTV recorder is displayed on a TV with in the ...
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OpenWrt and Cisco - trunking

Can anyone help with trunking configuration with OpenWrt. I want to connect router which works on OpenWrt and Cisco Router using trunking. Until now I did this, but unfortunatelly it did not work. ...
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Smallest packet sniffer for an embedded device?

Are there tiny packet sniffers out there? I'm looking for something that can be compiled for a embedded device with very limited space. I thought of tcpdump but a dynamically linked and stripped ...
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Firewall: why no route to host?

I've LAN with two nodes. One runs fedora and acts as a server, and has some default firewall configuration bundled. Second runs arch (but that shouldn't make any difference). On fedora system, I have ...
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(SOLVED) Have ip address and wifi connection on mint 17 but no internet connection? [closed]

I have an ip address but no server found on browsers. Could be related to having been in hibernate mode? Tried disconnecting, turning router off etc. - no good. Can anyone help with how I might go ...
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Write access on mounting a Windows network share

I installed cifs-utils, and can mount the remote drive using the command sudo mount.cifs //DRIVE ~/homedir/ -o user=user,pass=pass,sec=ntlmssp However, the user account cannot write to the mounted ...
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What's the difference between “errors:” “dropped:” “overruns:” and “frame:” fields in ifconfig RX packets output?

Can someone please elaborate on the difference between the various RX packets fields in ifconfig output? For example, let's say I run ifconfig and see the following: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Automate a gratuitous ARP every x seconds

There may be another issue here, so any other questions or comments are welcome. I have a CentOS 6.6 VM running under VirtualBox. It is connected to a GNS3 topology using a UDPTunnel. Everything ...
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Unable to connect to internet from Centos VM

I am using VirtualBox 4.3, I have installed centos 6.3. I have two adpaters attached. 1) NAT 2) Host-Only I want to be able to setup a cluster of 3 machines which can talk to each other and also be ...
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When using the spoofed IP option with arping no replies are returned

Host IP: 10.0.0.21 Spoofed IP: 10.0.0.112 Live IP: 10.0.0.138 When I normally run arping like: arping -c 1 -I wlan0 10.0.0.138 I receive a reply. However when I spoof the IP using a machine on ...
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How to set up wifi hotspot with 802.11n mode?

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 (ok, one is actually Mint 17.1, but that's based on Ubuntu 14.04), and I am looking to use one as a wi-fi hotspot for the other. Both computers have identical ...
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How can I configure the default transmission rate for 802.11 (“WiFi”) in Debian 7 GNU/Linux?

I need to lower the transmission rate of my IEEE 802.11g network interface controller to have acceptable packet loss ratio (< 0.5 %), otherwise it becomes very high (> 50 % is ...
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Redirect traffic to another machine

I have 3 machines - A, B and C. Can I redirect all Http/Https traffic originating from B and C through A such that the third-party views the the incoming request as sent from A rather than B or C?
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wget not working but apt-get does

Although this question relates to Raspbian running on my Raspberry Pi, it feels like it is a more general Linux query.... The Pi is sat on a network which includes a Microsoft TMG server. I have ...
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Can't browse Internet in Redhat 7

I installed RHEL 7 using server with GUI with no added option on my local virtualbox, but I cannot get Firefox connected to the Internet. I checked /etc/resolv.conf contains nameserver setting I ...
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Assigning static public IPs to Proxmox KVM guests

I'm currently using 5 public IPV4 addresses on a physical machine running Ubuntu Server, which I intend to replace with new hardware running Proxmox. I'll do a P2V of the current Ubuntu install into ...
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How to fix or bypass the DHCP handshake to get an IP address

My linux box can't seem to get a DHCPOFFER from my router. This is blocking me from getting internet access on the linux box. Here's the setup: I have two computers, a linux box called mocha and a ...
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wifi-menu leads to freezes in Arch

I have a Macbook Pro 5,1 that I recently installed Arch on. Today, I had problems with my wifi, so I reinstalled the broadcom drivers, and was able to get wifi-menu working, but this has led my ...
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Java Client Connection Refused by Linux Server

I have a Java server and client, which is a simple server that prints a message when the client communicates with it. It works perfectly fine when the client and server are on the same machine. When I ...
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ping on linux vs ping on mikrotik

I have ubuntu server 14.04, with two network cards (LAN and WAN). I made a masquerate for WAN card. I have internet access from a host within the Lan of router. I do a ping to 8.8.8.8 and try to ...
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Resolving NETBIOS names from Linux

There's a Windows machine called SUSAN on my network. From a Windows VM on my Linux box I can simply: C:\>ping susan I've followed this guide (and looked at several other similar ones) for ...
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Monitoring network connectivity in Busybox/embedded Linux

I have an embedded Linux/Busybox system that needs to monitor its own network connectivity. I'm trying to figure out if the device is "all alone" on the network for more than say 10 minutes, and take ...
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Using connman, how can I set resolv.conf options when connman keeps overring the file?

I want to set the single-request option in resolv.conf but connman keeps overriding the file. I see some things can be set in /var/lib/connman/*/settings, but seemingly not this.
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vpn l2tp connection on ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I need to create a VPN L2TP connection. I installed strongswan, as suggested by this answer, but now I don't understand how to configure the connection. The connection ...
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RHEL7: Why does 'nmcli conn show' & 'ip addr show' display different connections?

My 'nmcli conn show' & /'etc/sysconfig/network-scripts' config files don't match up, showing just one connection/devices of each: [root@ciroc network-scripts]# ls |grep ifcfg ifcfg-enp0s3 ...
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Can I prevent a default route being added when bringing up an interface?

I have a system with two NICs on it. This machine, and a few accompanying devices will be moved and attached to different LANs or sometimes it'll be using dial-up. eth0: - 10.x.x.x address space - ...
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Cannot use ALFA-AWUS036NHA over my laptops wireless card

I recently bought an ALFA-AWUS03NHA Wireless Card, I am running Debian and I want to use the card with the aircrack-ng suite of tools. However, I am pretty sure it is using my laptops wireless card, ...
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Change Netatalk server name

Is there a way to change the name of a Netatalk AFP server, as shown by the client? I run Netatalk3 on FreeBSD 10.1 with OS X clients. On the clients I see the server labeled with its hostname. I ...