Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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Linux tools to choose suitable Cisco ASA 5500

I have a linux webhosting server which attracts DDOS attacks. I want to use Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances to protect the linux server from them. I know there are many factors ...
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Interface and alias up at the same time

I have on my eth0 NIC card the following IP alias (I'm running CentOS 6.2): eth0 - IP: 192.168.50.1 eth0:5 - IP: 10.0.0.1 Now, when I boot the server, both interfaces come up and respond, but if I ...
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Using google DNS in netcfg

how can I set up my netcfg profiles to use the google DNS servers? I've tried IP = 'dhcp' DNS = '8.8.8.8' but that didn't cut it.
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Linux Mint 12 on HP Pavillion DV7 - Wireless is not working

I just installed Linux Mint 12 using mint4win just to test it out. I have a problem with my wireless connection. When I start Mint, it sees the network I wish to join, I select it, enter the correct ...
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How can I force a tap/tun interface into the running state?

I am trying to capture packets on a tun interface with libpcap. I am creating the interface with: openvpn --mktun --dev tun0 When the adapter is setup it appears as so when I run ifconfig: tun0 ...
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How to set default printer settings without driver

I am not at all an expert Linux user, but I do network and applications support for an office technology company. One of our clients is a pharmacy which prints prescription labels through software ...
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Wireless not showing a network in the scan results

I have a weird problem of connecting to a wireless network. I am connecting to a network named "C-202" with WPA-Personal. This network shows up in the scan results some time and won't show some time. ...
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Can't use my USB wireless adapter D-link (DWA-131) to work Backtrack5 R1 VMware

I have a USB wireless adapter D-Link DWA-131. I also have backtrack 5R1 on Vmware. I installed the driver on the system, and here are some outputs: root@bt:~# lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 ...
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routing between two private networks (NICs)

I have two private networks say: 10.0.1.0/8 and 192.168.0.0/24 I have two machines with two NICs per each machine. machine1 NIC1: 192.168.0.10 machine1 NIC2: 10.0.1.10 machine2 NIC1: 192.168.0.11 ...
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Failed to get access to the Internet after disabling networkmanager on ArchLinux [closed]

How can I get access to the Internet after networkmanager is down? I disabled the networkmanager and uncommented the static IP settings I used to use and reboot, but I'm still unable to get access to ...
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route traffic to github through specific network interface [closed]

okey, I'm a complete NAP, so take it easy on me :) My Situation; My computer is in this stupid cooperate network of the company i work for. They have alot of policies and stuff, so its not possible ...
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New SL6 system: No hostname?

This is in regards to Scientific Linux 6.1 system, but should also apply to CentOS 6.1 & RHEL 6.1. I am setting up a new Scientific Linux 6.1 system, using kickstart and DHCP (via xCAT). This ...
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netcat throughput low but iperf high [closed]

I was testing the throughput between two pcs connected on the same router: one with 100mbps lan, the other with 54mbps wifi. I tested both netcat and iperf and the throughtput I get is only 2.6mb/s. ...
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Multicast on local box

I have an application I need to interface with that listens to a multicast address. I'd like to be able to run a program I've written and have it interface with the other application by multicast ...
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Only allow ssh/vpn on OpenWRT

If I don't want to use wireless encryption, but I still want security and I want to use sshuttle (on the clients, see: https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle/) for tunneling everything through an SSH ...
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Redhat Network Service Restart

I modified the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file to set a static ip for my redhat. Then I tried to use command "service network restart" to make the change stick, however, it became stuck ...
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Network fail on FreeBSD: Ping to router fails, but router believes computer is connected

I have a TP-Link TL-WN851N wireless adapter, which is based on an Atheros device. When I attempt to connect to my WPA2 wireless network, ifconfig wlan0 tells me that the connection is 'associated'. My ...
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Socksify like program for Fedora?

I need a program that allows me to pass an application through a socks server, even if the program does not have native socks support. Under Ubuntu I can use socksify for this. What can I use under ...
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how to troubleshoot intermittent no route to host error

I have a program that most of the time works, but every now and then it fails with a no route to host error. The machine is running AIX 5 and has five network interfaces en1, en3, en5, en7 and en10. ...
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VPN issues on web browsing

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and this is the setup: Our router connects us to the company's VPN through which we can access some internal websites. I have to connect also to a customer's VPN in order to ...
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Unexplained Log Cruft and Possible Dropped Packets on WPA2-Personal LAN

I've been receiving a LOT of log cruft ever since I installed my Linksys Rangeplus USB WUSB100v2 (using the rt2870sta community driver from the Linux kernel) and was wondering what it all meant. Many ...
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TCP over TUN: SYN/ACK is received, but no ACK is generated, and socket remains in SYN_SENT state

I am tunneling an outgoing TCP connection over a TUN interface set up by a program I wrote. The TUN interface basically just relays the packets to/from a proxy server, with minimal modifications ...
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How to do iptables nat loopback?

I have a linux server behind the ISP's cablemodem-router combo. With some hacking I was able to make the port forwarding work, and the DHCP exceptions in the udhcpd. But I wasn't able to do the NAT ...
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Networking failed to start on Alpine linux

I keep having an error when booting Alpine Linux Networking failed to start. I'm using a RPI3 which is connected by an ethernet cable to the box. Here's the /etc/network/interfaces : auto lo iface lo ...
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AIX: network and route problem

I changed my router some days ago. ping, internet, and network are working on AIX, but SSH is terribly slow. For connecting to other hosts on the same network it takes... two minutes! This is my ...
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How to have systemd-resolved correctly come alive after hot plug?

Setup I am playing with a small embedded board running Debian Jessie. I am using as much systemd stuff as I can, including the networking stuff. I have added the file: ...
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WPA_CLI showing access point as connected when it shouldn't

I'm using linux kernel 3.3 and am trying to use the wpa_cli utility to monitor the status of my WiFi connection. I'm using an Edimax WiFi dongle to connect to a wireless access point. Normally I see ...
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linux - context-based access control

I would like to further restrict network traffic based on the source / destination application. To do that, I'm using network namespaces, but is there a better / simpler approach? My approach ...
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Persistent network namespace configuration

When creating a namespace with ip netns add <namespace> the namespace and it's related config is deleted on reboot along with created interfaces like veth pairs. What is the correct way to: ...
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Beagle Bone Black not retaining static IP

I have a Beagle Bone Black to which I have assigned a static IP. My interfaces file is as follows. auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 172.16.41.226 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Enabling brcmfmac driver for Wifi on a Macbook Pro

So I'm trying to install Void Linux on my Macbook Pro however it doesn't appear to come with the brcmfmac module. There are a bunch of .bin brcmfmac files in /usr/lib/firmware but nothing in ...
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Resolve NetBIOS Names via Samba 4.4

Through StackExchange, we knew how to configure Linux to resolve NetBIOS names, and I have configured my system in those ways. (I have installed winbind, configured my /etc/nsswitch.conf correctly and ...
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The domain and search options in resolv.conf [duplicate]

Let's say you have a resolv.conf file that's something like this. nameserver 192.168.0.7 nameserver 192.168.0.8 domain somedomain.local Then let's say you just changed it to this. nameserver ...
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Home directory does not mount on kernel update

My home directory will not mount on booting with new linux kernel. Previously, my home directory has been mounted automatically from a network device. I updated my kernel to 4.6.0 from the git ...
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What does TCPRcvCoalesce, TCPAutoCorking and TCPHystartTrainCwnd in netstat mean?

We have some RHEL7 Apache reverse proxies that experienced a performance degradation event. After a few hours, restarting Apache restored performance to normal levels. We are trying to determine the ...
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Unknown bridge gets recreated after reboot on Ubuntu 15.04@VMWare

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on VMWare. For the last couple of days I have the issue that I have a "magic" network bridge: I never created this bridge and therefore I tried to delete it with the ...
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Linux machine is not detecting network card

I have a machine with CentOS 6.5 installed. The machine works fine everyday, but sometimes when I reboot the machine, then the NIC doesn't detect. When I use the command ifup eth2 then it shows the ...
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Allowing GRUB to access network in BIOS mode

I want grub to fetch some configuration via tftp/http. Using efi I can do insmod efinet and net_ls_cards will list my network cards which I can configure and use. Using PXE in BIOS/legacy mode ...
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How to proxy nmap and dns resolution of nmap

How to use nmap and dns resolution of nmap over proxy? I tried proxychains, but for dns resolution it doesn't work, it's known bug as I read on some forums. It works well without dns_proxy feature in ...
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Listening on tap device for packets written through file descriptor

I have a problem fully understanding how to use tap devices. I've created a tap device and brought it up and running. A user space programs opens its file descriptor and receives the ethernet frames ...
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Signal strength average from iw

I was using iw dev wlan0 station dump to get signal strength in an ad-hoc network, and noticed the output has a signal avg row. As average signal strength is actually what I'm interested in, this ...
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How add configure to add default gateway from different subnet?

I am working in a host in LAN segment of 192.168.148.X with subnet mask 255.255.255.0. The LAN should be configured to use 192.168.128.1 as default gateway. What I normally do is to issue following ...
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multiple ip in an android payload(Kali linux)?

I'm using Kali linux 2.0 and I'm trying to make an android msfvenom payload that uses multiple ip, What I mean is that when the msfvenom app is opened in my phone it stays trying to connect to the ...
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How to route packets between private networks on linux?

Hello! I need to connect 3 networks. Here is what I did: for the "left" host ip route add default via 192.168.26.4 ip route show default via 192.168.26.4 dev enp0s3 for the "right" host ip ...
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forcing proxy traffic to route via a specific 3G dongle interface

I've searched for details on how to do this but I've been unsuccessful - I wondered if someone could offer up some advice. I have 2 network cards (LAN and 3G in my case), LAN is my main interface ...
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Why does a connection from my LAN to my public IP address fails?

I have an OpenVPN server on server. It is available from Internet via a two NATs: first the ISP box relays to 192.168.0.10, then 192.168.0.10 relays to 10.10.10.254 (relays = DNAT). I can connect ...
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KDE's network applet not listing APs, while iwlist does after some extra steps

KDE's network applet doesn't list any wireless network. It used to, but I must have made an unintended change. This much I know about my situation (the device is called wlp4s0): Upon login, the ...
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What does it mean 10.171.10.1 --> 10.171.10.2 in openvpn-created interface?

I have installed OpenVPN server in FreeBSD and it created interface, visible by ifconfig: ovpns4: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 ...
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Kali linux network error

I'm new here and I'm from Tunisia so my English is my 3rd language so forgive me for my bad grammar mistakes. OK, I have Kali 2.0 linux (32bit) installed in windows 8.1 (32bit) (dual boot, no VM), ...
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TCP SYN,ACK Retransmissions

The following network trace was recorded on a Raspberry PI running Debian Linux. It seems the Raspberry is not seeing the data packet #36995 for some reason; it is just stupidly repeating his SYN,ACK ...