Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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Get network under Network-Manager's management

Initially, when I had installed Debian 'Wheezy' on my old trusty laptop, it's network was managed by Network-Manager. However, at some point, I think I did something, which lead to the network ...
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How do I generate an SNMP community string for MRTG?

I have trying to set up MRTG on my server, following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MRTG I followed it as far as, cfgmaker <snmp_community_string>@<...
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Difference between virtual interfaces with ifconfig and iproute2

I am wondering what is the difference between: # ifconfig eth0:0 1.1.1.1/24 and just # ip addr add 1.1.1.1/24 dev eth0 Btw I cannot do # ip addr add 1.1.1.1/24 dev eth0:0 RTNETLINK answers: ...
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Cannot connect to internet in Fedora 19

I am brand new to linux and am unable to connect to the internet in Fedora 19. When I type ifconfig I get: lo: flags=73 mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 ...
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Cannot access ubuntu server from other machines other than the machine which is hosting the virtual machine which is my ubuntu server [closed]

I created a ubuntu server on vmware. I am using it as a file server. I can access it if I am connecting through the machine which hosts the virtual machine. I am not able to do it from other machines ...
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Which book of those two should i read to study networking for Unix/Linux administrator? [closed]

I'm quite a beginner to networking, I want to get the information that i need as a Linux/Unix admin. I have two books in hand right now: TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols UNIX and ...
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Port configuration does not work as exptected

I have a Router and four computer connected as the local network. IPs: Router(192.168.8.1)(internet ip:125.119.203.127) server1(192.168.8.3) my computer(192.168.8.8) ...... The ...
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Network adapter forgetting address?

I started sysrescuecd v3.7.0 via USB on my PC because I'd like to backup my disk. My idea was to use dd and nc to send data to a different PC, so I'm using ip addr add to configure the ethernet device ...
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tshark command for finding MAC of a specified network

What tshark command could start listening to a specific network and see who (MAC-wise) is connecting to it? I already have the network card in monitor mode at the correct channel. WireShark can ...
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Parsing protocol and url from packet payload

We are using pf_ring to capture packets. We are able to decipher information like source and destination ip, mac etc from the header information. Now we are moving into payload to decide the type of ...
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Setting a network hostname doesn't work

I'm on a Kubuntu 11.10 and I'm having trouble setting a hostname on the network. I already tried changing send host-name "myhostname" in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf or /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf with a ...
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Cannot connect to belkin router through linux mint

I recently installed Linux Mint 13 alongside windows 7. I have a Realtek RTL8191SEvB Wireless Card. This work's fine with any router. However when I try to connect to a Belkin G Wireless Router it ...
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Adblock rule to block g+ / twitter / etc. [closed]

Looks like this rule works to blocking facebook domain, when not visiting the facebook domain (ex.: "like/share" etc. buttons on other pages then facebook): ! don't allow facebook outside facebook.. ...
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Why does my 3G key blocks my eth0 interface and how to solve this?

I have a linux PC (Debian Squeeze) which is located into a room in another town (I cannot physically access to this PC from where I am) This PC is linked to internet using an internet box. I can ...
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How to troubleshoot high kernel time (high network usage; high interrupts)

I've noticed that I have high kernel time when doing a lot of network traffic in Linux. I also noticed that 45% of my CPU is spent doing interrupts. How can I further troubleshoot this?
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Enforce strict outbound ports (or ranges) for protocol

Is it possible to narrow the allowed range of outbound ports that can be used for a specific protocol (e.g. HTTP(S))? I understand that, by default, the system will randomly allocate any available ...
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Use of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* files

What's the use of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* files ? In some cases ifconfig lists the interface eth0 but I don't find the corresponding ifcfg-eth0 file whereas in other instances if I ...
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With two interfaces, how can I make one the default route and the other an alternate?

I have wired connection to intranet / lan of my work (with proxy) and one wireless without proxy that doesn't have access to the office lan. (Like Guest Wifi) My idea is to route all traffic to eth0 ...
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3G-modem for Linux supporting USB 3.0

I've laptop with three USB3.0-ports.OS is Linux Mint 13 (yeah, it's Ubuntu-based). My modem Huawei E1552/E1800 could work in two modes: 1) as flash with drivers 2) modem The device is operating as ...
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Help understanding interfaces in Backtrack

I am fairly new in UNIX and have recently installed backtrack on a VMWare box on my machine and I am trying to use DHCLIENT command but am having trouble in understanding the interfaces. I am ...
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ifconfig: more different device items than physical NICs/sockets

I have a simple router for home users (D-Link DIR-300) with embedded Linux (kernel 2.6.21) and a bunch of networking tools. Inspecting the internals of of this system through telnet, I've got this ...
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Unable to get embedded device to ping anything on the network

I have an embedded device, built using buildroot, kernel version 3.6.11 running busybox. The kernel is built with completely default options. I have configured the device according to what the network ...
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Command/scripts to check the Reverse DNS Lookup time

I am working on a project in which one master communicates with numbers of slaves. For that it has to make connection with hosts in network. But sometimes it hangs. I think that the reason behind is ...
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kvm guest Network interface no Authenication

i have a kvm host based on ubuntu 10.04 host , and the guest is rhel 5.3 64-bit, on the guest i tried to execute mii-tool eth0 SIOCGMIIREG on eth0 failed: Input/output error SIOCGMIIREG on eth0 ...
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Can connect to wireless router but can't browse internet

I have a Dell Studio 1450 running Fedora 17. I installed a new wireless router in the office recently. And everybody apart from me is able to connect to the internet via it. Google revealed http://...
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How to forget/remove Mobile Broadband connection settings from Mint 14

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and wanted to switch to Mint. I connected my mobile broadband dongle (Vodafone) for the first time like in Ubuntu it all went fine but subsequent connections ...
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Bandwidth, CPU & Memory stats returned in single line from terminal

I'm trying to create a simple monitoring system that will show a graph of sales that is linked entirely to data of bandwidth, CPU and Memory stats as they relate to sales. So if I sale 1 widget per 5 ...
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Default value for SO_RCVTIMEO option on Solaris

Is there any way to find out what is the default value set for option SO_RCVTIMEO on Solaris 10? If there is a way to find out how would one go about changing it? P.S. I am aware of ability of ...
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OpenSUSE - Ethernet adapter up but can't ping the router

OpenSUSE 12 LAN driver is up and running: me@here:~> /sbin/ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:4D:F9:93:F2 inet fe80::21a:4dff:fef9:93f2/64 Scope:Link UP ...
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Redirect Packets from ppp0 interface to ethernet interface in linux

My question is similar to this question, however with some change. I have a PPPoE connection on my Linux Machine (CentOS kernal 2.6.32) as a client, so that when I setup this connection, another ...
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How to setup VLAN on same subnet as Ethernet ?

I have a physical NIC with dev name eth0 with ip 192.168.1.2 and gateway 192.168.1.1 and I want to setup a VLAN with ip 192.168.1.x and same gateway as eth0. Setting up the VLAN runs smoothly and I ...
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Block Internet Connection through Terminal on OSX

Even though I don't have administrative privileges, can I block Internet connection on my Mac OS 10.8 machine, through the terminal? I want to do this because I am too lazy to disconnect ethernet ...
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Raspberry PI Connect2 Pi not installing required drivers

I recently got a RPi with different modules. One of them was a Connect2 Pi wireless dongle from LPRS, used to send 100 Mb data packages over the internet. It's basically an internet dongle. However, ...
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Using Metasploit with 3G USB modem

I have a computer with Linux BackTrack 5 as host and Windows XP as guest on virtual box. I am using Host-Only-Adapter to create virtual LAN and to share USB modem internet as well so that both host ...
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Gigabit network connection in Ubuntu issue with new hardware

Probably its typical issue, but I couldn’t found the answer. Sometime ago I had mini-ITX server worked on ZOTAC IONITX-G-E. It was managed by Ubuntu 10.10. I setuped Gigabit network with this server. ...
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Centos 6.3 can't resolve hostname of network drive while others can

I have a network drive (external network) being used as media storage for a media server running on my router. I'm trying to switch the media server to my Centos 6.3 machine so I can take advantage of ...
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Network Interface Names output from ifconfig

So this has been driving me nuts for a good couple of hours, so I thought I'd ask about it here (let me know if there's a better forum for this question). I have a CentOS Virtual Machine on ESXi. I ...
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How to get the cloned guest connected to the Internet?

I made a clone of a VM(running a version of Centos 6) on KVM, but the clone wouldn't connect to the Internet. Issuing ifconfig shows no interfaces but the lo. Interestingly, the original system can ...
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ifconfig + FAILED from ifconfig on solaris machines

please advice - what the meaning of FAILED word from ifconfig command Dose its mean that network from NIC isn't stable until this moment ? Not clearly if ifconfig read network status each some mili ...
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Reducing ubuntu boot time using dmesg

The boot time is 141 seconds. Here's the most interesting parts of dmesg command: [ 2.870498] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd [ 80.669210] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: ...
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How do I safely unmount a network share on Linux STB without crashing (I get GSOD)?

I have a network share named dreambox on C:\dreambox that is shared with the group Everyone in Windows. I have mounted it to /hdd on a Linux-based STB with OpenDreambox (OpenEmbedded) using Telnet (...
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Cannot get Realtek r8168 ethernet card up

I've working on Arch Linux and in 99% of time I connect to internet by WLAN but sometimes I need to use ethernet connection, so today I see something strange. My eth0 device is down, and I can't get ...
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Centos 6.3 force password prompt on clicking nm-applet tray icon?

I'm using Network Manager to connect to a secure wireless network on a publicly accessible kiosk machine. The problem is, if the user manages to get to the desktop, the nm-applet is accessible by a ...
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Network Disabled

I have just installed ubuntu server edition in order to create a home network. But I am not able to find IP of the machine through ifconfig (showing only localhost). Then I tried lspci | grep -i ...
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list Windows shared folders (samba) available in the local network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get list of computers similar to what is shown under “Network” in Windows I suspect the services shared by Windows (including shared folders) can looked ...
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Selecting a managed switch with Linux, for use in mesh network project (batman-adv)

I am interested in trying out batman-adv to manage a mesh network comprised of point-to-point radios (mesh links) and cellular modems (gateways). Each node would have one p2p radio, and some nodes ...
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Changing DD-WRT's default IP address

I have Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router and I updated the firmware to DD-WRT (the newest build). The rest of my home network is in IP scope of 192.168.0.100-200 and this router has it's own. The ...
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Bring up alias interface on boot, when the main interface is down

In my CentOS 6.2 server, I have the following configuration for networking: The NetworkManager package wasn't installed on eth0 I have a DHCP configuration on eth0:1 alias interface I have a static ...
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Is Traffic Control (tc) broken in Fedora 17?

After upgrading from Fedora 16 to Fedora 17, Traffic Control no longer seems to work. Running # tc qdisc show will output: qdisc pfifo_fast 0: dev eth0 root refcnt 2 bands 3 priopmap 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 ...
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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 ...