Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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SIOCSIFADDR: File exists after upgrading kernel

Since upgrading my (Gentoo) kernel from 2.6.38 to 3.3.8 (via oldconfig), I can't get the network on eth0 up anymore. It reports "SIOCSIFADDR: File exists" with a number of other SIOCSIF* errors that ...
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How do I get to use .local hostnames with Arch Linux?

If I'm using Ubuntu or Linux Mint (the only two flavours I've tried and know work for sure), I can run something like this: wayne@myhost$ ssh wayne@otherhost.local And the name is automagically ...
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Why is ping so slow?

My setup: Server in the cellar + GBit switch. Long cable to the roof. GBit switch. I have three computers in the roof. One has only 100MBit ethernet, one laptop with GBit and a new computer. Ping ...
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connecting (bridging) two networks

I would like to connect (bridge) two networks (ppp0 and eth2). Normally you would do this with brctl but one of the network-interface is a ppp-device so it won't work (ppp can't transport ppp-frames). ...
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How to handle network interfaces on Crunchbang Linux desktop?

I have installed Crunchbang 10 (Statler) which is based on Debian 6 (Squeeze). By default there is network-manager-gnome 0.8.1 (/usr/bin/nm-applet I believe) running with an icon near the clock/tray ...
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How to check from a command line that network is reachable?

I want to send a growl to myself after SuSE server finishes the boot process. I got this message socket_sendto(): unable to write to socket [101]: Network is unreachable in. How can I check from ...
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Why isn't my application receiving broadcast packets?

I have written a Qt application that listens for UDP broadcast packets on the network interface p2p1. I have installed the application in Fedora 17 i386 in a VirtualBox VM. For some reason, the ...
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How to install a TP-LINK network adapter?

How can I install a TP-LINK network adapter? I have 8 files for Linux driver they are: compat.h, crc32.h, ethtool.h, Makefile, mii.c, mii.h, sundance_main.c and readme.txt. I am new to Linux and am ...
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How can I restart a network interface?

How can I restart a network interface? I have a vm that doesn't update its IP address correctly when switching between home and work. The vm runs Ubuntu server and uses a bridged network adapter.
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periodically can't access google

On a daily basis, at around the same time each day (early morning and early afternoon), my computer stops being able to access google or any sites that use google code (including sites that use google ...
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How to configure ADSL connection using bash?

I know it's possible to configure the modem to automatically connect the internet using a browser, but I want to do it using bash. I would like the network to automatically connect when the system ...
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need explainations on this network route

I'd like to get some insight as to how I can possibly access network devices that are on a different IP range (obviously not mine) compared to what is configured on my wifi router? setup home wifi ...
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Networking is not starting up?

I have a Raspberry Pi and while its plugged into the network via ethernet, my setup works and I can connect to the static IP. Today I bought a wlan adapter and after install it works great too... but ...
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How can I use netconsole to help solve a kernel panic?

When I try to use a raid as root, my system panics. I want to read the kernel output right before the panic, but can't scroll up. After Googling a bit, I wanted to try netconsole. but I get no output ...
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Where can I find the wireless driver for BCM4311 for OpenIndiana 148?

I know that OpenIndiana 148 doesn't have the network driver (BCM4311) for the laptop. I wonder if anyone out there can help, or point the way to me where I can get the driver?
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Why would my Linux host suddently stop receiving multicast? All other nics on private network are receiving

Here is my dilemma. Suddenly, as of yesterday, multicast packets are no longer being received from eth1 (private gigabit network) from one node. Routing between all the nodes is fine, no collisions, ...
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How to configure VirtualBox to route through tor?

How can I configure VirtualBox to route all network access of a guest OS through TOR? My host system is running Linux, and I've already set up TOR on it.
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Clock skews on remote machines

I am performing some experiments on a network of about 10 remote Linux computers which are geographically scattered. I suspect some of them have clock skews but they are seen transiently (eg. once in ...
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Network Printing in Fedora

I´m having problems setting up network printing in Fedora 16. In the printer setup box it says FirewallD is not running and gives a list of protocols that need to be enabled. I cannot find a FirewallD ...
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How to enable WIFI on VMWare Fedora 12? (It's detecting and working fine on Windows 7)

I am new to Linux. I have Fedora 12 running on my VMware. I am unable to see any options to enable WIFI connection on Fedora. When I am accessing Internet through WIFI and its working perfectly fine ...
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IPv6 in IPv4 over LAN

I want to setup IPv6 in my LAN, but also want to have some machine to use IPv4 only. How do I do such setup so that every machine can communicate with each other ? All machines supports dual-ip ...
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Installing openSUSE 12.1 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD

Tales of woe (or, the backstory) So my boss who hates the idea of windows and virtualization had brought me his fancy new Zenbook UX32VD wanting openSUSE 12.1 to be installed on it. SO far I have hit ...
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Traffic stats per network port

I have two machines with two applications that talk to each other on few network ports (TCP and UDP). I want to count traffic that they send and receive. I need not only overall count but stats per ...
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How to remove mounted locations that have been added using the mount command?

I've mounted few shared locations using the below command. mount -t cifs /mnt/systemfolder -o username=name,password=password //10.10.1.1/My-Shared-Folder A few incorrect locations* have been ...
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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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Bridging ethernet interface

I have a server with 4 public IP's. I have it with this configuration and I want to bridge the interface eth0 for using it with KVM: So, I have 3 IP's (A.B.C.144, A.B.C.145, A.B.C.146) and another ...
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Debian system - Network security tools

I am using Debian 6 and i need help on best GUI/CLI tools which can help me on port,IP scanning and stalking of I/O data though the network .
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Network file sharing between Linux and OS X

I want to share a drive/folder over the internet from my Debian machine back home, such that I can mount it on my Macbook when I am on the move. Basically I want to store my music at home and just ...
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Terminal commands equivalent to NetworkManager's “Use as Hotspot” option

I'm making a gui application which will control my laptop in order to make it act as a wifi hotspot. I may change distributions so I want to find a solution which will work generally for all ...
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crontab sets up user variable, redirect output, and detect connetcted network

I have three problem, all of them are about crontab. Can I access $HOME variable in crontab ? for example, use $HOME like this: PATH=$HOME/bin:$HOME/scripts:$PATH ? or * * * * * echo "test" > ...
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debian wireless networking configuration

When I issue the command iwconfig wlan0 essid NAME it sometimes takes a really long time to actually be able to view any webpages through a browser. I don't know why that is. Right now the ...
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How to use Public IP in case of Two ISP which difers from each other Pfsense [closed]

Please bare with my long explanation but this is important to explain the actual problem. Please also pardon my knowledge with PFsense as i am new to this. I have single PFSense box with 3 Ethernet ...
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RTL8139 not being detected on openSUSE 11.3 - can installing openSUSE 11.0 on VirtualBox help?

http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Network_(Wired) This hardware is getting shown in BIOS, but lspci dosn't show it on openSUSE 11.3. So, if I plant openSUSE 11.0 on the VirtualBox on 11.3, will that get it ...
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iperf gives wrong output

I ran iperf on Windows and Linux machine to check bandwidth speed. Windows bandwidht speed, I explicitly set to 10Mbps/Full and Linux's BW speed is 100Mbps/Full. Following is the strange output I ...
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How do I share internet with Windows from my Linux box?

I have a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) PC connected to the internet with a Greenpacket WiMax USB modem. I want to share the Internet connection with another computer running Windows 7 Home Premium, connected ...
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How to know if a network interface is tap, tun, bridge or physical?

As far as i know, there are 4 main types of network interfaces in linux: tun, tap, bridge and physical. When i'm doing sys admin on machines running KVM, i usually come accross tap, bridge and ...
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How to know if a process is attached to a tap interface?

I sometimes come upon machine with tap interfaces (eg, when KVM is running). How can I know which process is attached to the TAP interface?
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How does iperf calculate throughput and jitter?

I've read that iperf basically tries to send as much information down a connection as quickly as possible reporting on the throughput achieved. This tool is especially useful in determining the volume ...
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debian wireless networking through terminal

I'm starting to use the wmii windows manager and I want certain pieces of information to display on a status bar. If I were to want to display the ESSID for the network, I would have to find it ...
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Network issue in vsat

In my server-client architecture, I multicast 100 MB files to many clients from server via satellite link. Network traversal is through 5 hops. I have the 10Mbps ( i.e. 1250 Kilo Byte per second ) ...
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Printing failure at a network printer in linux

I added a network printer to my network by the RedHat Enterprise workstation 6 linux GUI. It seemed that the printer setting did find the network printer. However, whenever I tried to print, the job ...
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Control source address for whois queries

is it possible to execute the command "whois" and choose the outgoing ip for the query? I have mounted several IP's on my network interface "/etc/network/interfaces" for ssl porpuses, but would be ...
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Connection ec2 instance operation timeout error using ssh

After creating a new instance, I am trying to access my instance like below: ssh -i private_key.pem root@my_instance_public_domain but the operation is timing out. I have updated the private key ...
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How can I secure an OpenBSD-based Apache webserver?

I have an OpenBSD server that has a running webserver (the built-in apache web srv). How can I harden this setup? I want to only server static html files, no php, no sql.
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IPtables string match

I'm trying to write iptables string match rule To block http://domain.com:8888 and https://domain.com:8888 when it matches the supplied string in the rule. And another rule to redirect the ports also ...
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openBSD static ip can't connect

I have set /etc/hostname.msk0 to inet 192.168.1.102 255.255.255.0 NONE and /etc/mygate to 192.168.1.1 but still can't ping the router (192.168.1.1) do I need to configure dns to ping ? ...
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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 ...
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Setup DSL Network Connection in KDE

I have recently migrated to KDE from unity (ubuntu 12.04). I have a PPPoE network where I live. Under unity, gnome, xfce I am able to set up a DSL connection and everything works fine. I tested a live ...