Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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Gentoo on VM setting IP Manually

I installed Gentoo on Virtualbox with the minimal image. This is the first time I am running gentoo. I need to do ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.10 route add default gw 192.168.0.1 everytime it boots on ...
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Is there a tool to display WiFi information in console?

Can I view detected WiFi networks details (like signal strength, encryption etc.) in command line? The more detailed - the better.
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Did all of the Requests for Comments directly affect the design of Unix networks?

I want to know more about Linux must be one of my most enduring sentiments. But I often find that I learn the most, or perhaps just feel the most satisfied with what I have learned, when I simply ...
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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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Network Interfaces Don't Exist After Loading Modules

I installed SourceMage Linux on my laptop and the ethernet and wireless interfaces don't exist after loading the required modules (tg3 and ath9k). On other distros (Xubuntu, aptosid) the networking ...
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Why do we need a firewall if no programs are running on your ports?

When I try to telnet to a port on a server, and if there is no program listening on that port telnet dies with a "Unable to connect ... " error. I understand that. But, why do we need a firewall if ...
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What is in the output of “getent ahosts”?

What are the fields printed by getent ahosts DOMAIN? The output for getent hosts is a simple combination of IP and hostname. The getent ahosts has an additional third field that is, in all my test, ...
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Telnet over Ethernet for Linux?

I have used MikroTik RouterOS and I found a telnet-over-Ethernet (a layer 2 telnet), MAC telnet on it. I think it's a great tool, when SSH dies, or someone misconfigures IP Addresses. So the thing ...
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Reporting Network and Vital Statistics and writing to db and image

I am looking for a versatile tool that can write either to a MySQL db, or possibly simply even just write some image charts (that i can display on a PHP dashboard) to monitor my network health. Is ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 network connection cut down after few minutes of starting

Ubuntu 10.10 network connection works fine at the start, but few minutes later the network manager pops up a message saying disconnected you are offline and Chrome browser returns an error message ...
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How can I print out information about a Wireless Access Point in range?

How can I print out information about a Wireless Access Point in range? Can I for example get the MAC address?
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How do I resolve samba share to IP address or host name

I have a list of hosts in the network providing shares via SAMBA. How can I determine either IP address or the host name of one particular host, e.g. the one with the name “SASAK02”. The output of ...
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How to transfer files over bluetooth?

How can I connect my mobile phone and Lubuntu 11.10 laptop over bluetooth so that I can transfer files between them?
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Oracle Linux 6.1 guest on Virtualbox 4.1 can't connect to network

I just installed VirtualBox 4.1 on my Windows system, and then added a Solaris 11 Express guest and an Oracle Linux 6.1 guest. Both installs went smoothly. But while the Solaris 11 guest has network ...
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Inserting a nat solution into a network while it's not the gateway

I have tried this a few different ways. Currently trying with pf on freebsd 8.2 I am trying to insert a nat solution into an existing network that will redirect traffic from an outside ip address to ...
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virtual network interface for ShrewSoft VPN Client

I use ShrewSoft VPN Client 2.1.7 under Arch Linux (i686) to connect to the company network using IPSec. It is configured by a .vpn file. How can I make it create a virtual network interface?
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How to prevent user applications from knowing about network failure?

I have a very unreliable connection which disconnects quite frequently and becomes a massive problem when downloading, as the option to resume is not always available. The solution that comes to my ...
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Merging two internet connections from two network interfaces in order to obtain double speed

I have two network interfaces (one wired & one wireless). I have two internet accounts too (each 256 kBps; one from a modem that I use as wired connection & the other from a wireless network). ...
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Static route in Centos 6

Here is my route -n output: Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 192.168.122.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 ...
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Debian 6.0 system with 2.6.39 kernel dropping packets, sandy bridge hardware

I recently migrated an existing Debian system to new hardware, a core i3 chip running on an intel sandy bridge motherboard. I’m experiencing a very strange problem; when I ping my router, about 50% of ...
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How do I set up an IPv6 tunnel in Fedora?

I have been experimenting with IPv6. Hurricane Electric through their http://tunnelbroker.net service offer a free IPv6 tunnel. I would like to be able to use this reliably on my Fedora 14 desktop ...
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How to limit network bandwidth?

Problem: We are hosting an application on remote server. We need to test it with a limited network bandwidth (for users with bad Internet access). Question: Can I limit my internet bandwidth (in ...
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Private vlan concept (rfc 5517)

I'm learing vlan concept and came around private vlan rfc. I think that i understand the reason and implication of isolated domain, but i'm not sure that i understand the community domain. ...
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Testing if a port was forwarded correctly in Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu box connected to a wifi router. This wifi router is connected to a d-link adsl modem/router. I am preparing this Ubuntu box to run a server that will use some special ports in UDP and ...
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How can I configure IP address from class E on Linux?

I would like to configure an IP address from class E, for example 241.0.0.2. Currently Linux (Linux-2.6.21.7-hrt1) returns the following answer: ifconfig: SIOCSIFADDR: Invalid argument Is there a ...
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How do you derive the passphrase from hexadecimal wep key?

I have a hexadecimal WEP key in the setting of my router. When I try to connect, the system asks me for the WEP passphrase. How can I derive it from my hexadecimal? This is what I have: ...
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Is vnstat reporting accurate?

I'm checking the stats of a busy site that host mirror downloads. I installed vnstat on the machine and after a few days i saw the number 125.25 Mbit/s or using -ru 0 15.29 MiB/s I'm extremely ...
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Testing intranet network

This is probably a question already discussed here and there. I'd like to try to gathering here all the information. Suppose I'm on a machine connected to a network. This network has access to the ...
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how to set what route would be added when bringing interface up

I have one two interfaces on one machine, one is the Internet connection that get its IP from a DHCP, no problem. The other interface (eth1) is to local machines, and it has the gateway 192.168.3.1 ...
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No, I don't want persistent net rules

I have a bootable Linux memstick that I use on a lot of different PCs (but all of the same model and configuration). Trouble is that udev is renaming the eth interfaces so that what was eth0 on the ...
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Cannot connect to wireless at School

I'm using Debian Mint and my internet has worked everywhere on earth (Home, Mcdonalds, other peoples homes) except at school where I really need it. It will always see the networks and will 'try' to ...
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How do I mount a WD MyBook World network drive in linux?

I have a WD MyBook World NAS on my home network. I currently use this for Time Machine backups for my Mac but I'd also like to use it as a backup location for my linux box which is running Ubuntu ...
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How to connect two computers via internet with ssh?

I want to connect another computer via internet that doesn't have a public IP. Is there any away to do this?
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What's the last number in this ip address?

An IP address like this 223.248.0.0/24 or 223.248.0.0/16 What's the last number mean in the IP address (24 or 16 in the above example)? Is there a simple way to understand how to set the number ...
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How can I use one network port for VPN and the other for everything else?

My Linux machine has two network ports with two IP addresses. I want to use one port for my VPN and accounting, and the other port for other usages. How can I tell Linux not to allow any requests from ...
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How to run tcptraceroute utility on UNIX machine?

How can I run the tcptraceroute utility on a UNIX machine? I want to run a TCP traceroute for port 80.
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Filter out HTTP GET request within wireshark?

I'm trying to filter out HTTP GET with wireshark, but the string provided on the official page isn't working at all: port 80 and tcp[((tcp[12:1] & 0xf0) >> 2):4] = 0x47455420 Wireshark on ...
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Juniper SRX210, how to make DHCP to Static IP?

I am very new to Juniper device. I have a SRX210 router, and i am testing how to setup Static IP. So i did: set interfaces ge-0/0/0 unit 0 description ISP Link set interfaces ge-0/0/0 unit 0 family ...
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What is the need for rsync server in daemon mode

I don't understand the need for an rsync server in daemon mode. What are the benefits from it if I can use rsync with SSH or telnet?
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UDP multicasting broken after kernel update

I've got an embedded system which is running a stripped down Gentoo userland with a manually build kernel. The system acquires data from a PCI card and sends it out to an UDP multicast group. All ...
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configuration for my wireless connection

I had connection issues so I changed some wireless configuration. I think I solved the problem, but I still have minor issues. First thing I had my Internet connection freeze badly, Then after doing ...
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Is it possible assigning an separate LAN IP to service/daemon?

I'm using pfsense for prioritizing traffic around LAN. It works well for specified port, IP, network, but I'm having a problem with torrent (transmission bittorrent) outbound connections. The outbound ...
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iptrace for linux: how can I trace full packet contents?

I normally use iptrace on our AIX servers to get packet traces but have recently found out that this doesn't work for other 'nix systems - namely Centos. Does anyone know what the analog would be? ...
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What's the next step in troubleshooting this wireless connection failure?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 to dual-boot with Windows. I can connect to the Internet using a wired connection, but not through wireless. The first time I booted, the wireless notification bar ...
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connect() blocked for 3 seconds after a lot of success connect()

I am writing a client-side application which connect() to a server and close it in a for loop. The connect() is done in blocking-mode, and I found that some connect() call will block for about 3 ...
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Atheros ar8151 driver for kernel 3.x (fedora 16)

Yesterday, I installed Fedora 16 and found no wireless connection available. Then I found the ar81family driver But it seems like it does not work with kernel 3. I changed the makefile to ignore ...
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How can I update the OUI list used for Netdiscover?

Netdiscover keeps showing a lot of "Unknown vendor" devices, when I generally can find the vendor pretty quickly via Google. Is there any way to manually update whatever OUI list Netdiscover uses?
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UDP NAT Punching

I have the following two problems. Please help me to solve them: In symmetric NAT, as I know, the local hidden node (behind the NAT) must initiate connection in order to create a window in the NAT ...
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Why does my USB wireless network adapter disconnect every few seconds?

I don't have experience with drivers and other things. After installing Linux Mint 11 on my machine (I did a dist-upgrade), everything seemed to be great -- I didn't need to install any drivers. After ...
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Wireless rtl8187 freezes intermittently

I am using a wireless USB ALFA 036H. Linux Mint (32-bit) recognizes it without any drivers but it stops downloading/uploading and I have to reconnect to get it to work again. I tried to find a ...