Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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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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How do I deploy Firefox Bookmarks for all Users in Network?

I have a bash-script for installing Firefox which is downloaded and executed from every client workstation in the network. The script is on the server and all workstations are running Ubuntu. Now I ...
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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 ...
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Mount Freecom Classic SL Network Drive (NDAS) in Ubuntu 11.10

Both the Network Drive and the Ubuntu machine are connected by Ethernet to a Linksys WRT54GL router (192.168.1.1). To access the Network Drive in Windows, I installed the NDAS software and mounted ...
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VirtualBox host-only network suddenly stopped working , no interface available inside

I'm unable to setup host-only network in virtualbox suddenly , please see my screenshot , there's no entry in "Name" comboBox
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How to use tshark to do this task

I don't have any base knowledge about tshark, and it is hard to find any tutorial to help me with this. So now I have a pcap file which consists a lot of network flows; a time range; an ip addr; a ...
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Network file sharing with freebsd server

I have a freebsd server at home. I also have other OSes like linux and windows connected to the same network via WLAN (wifi). I want to be able to share stuff (what ever I download ;)) on my FreeBSD ...
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Doing nmap on a network

I used nmap to scan all the ports in the hosts in a network by using the command: $ nmap 172.31.100.0/24 What I found is that it showed the following in the result: Nmap scan report for ...
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All commands that should be used to connect to wifi in command line

I would like to switch from gnome to awesome and I would like to connect my wifi network in command line (instead of using gnome tools). So, I searched on the internet and found approximatively the ...
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How I can know the IP address of other users logged at the same remote machine?

I can see the names of other users on the remote machine with the who command... I'd also like know the IP address of those users... I was trying with the commands /sbin/ifconfing and netstat but I ...
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How can I test the current carrier state for an ethernet adapter in Linux?

In Arch Linux, how can I check if a network device (say eth0) has a carrier signal present?
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Enabling multicast communication between 2 AIX JVM processes

I'm having trouble with multicast distribution on a single AIX machine between two JVM processes. Think ehcache or jgroups. In order to enable on Mac OS X: route add -net 224.0.0.0 -interface lo0 ...
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How to configure a Frame Relay in Unix/Linux?

I am in a Networking course, the course employs a Cisco packet tracer to practice before the real implementation, but I only use GNU/Linux (Debian Squeeze) and I need to configure a next network ...
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How to enable TCP connection in Debian Squeeze?

I need enable TCP connections to my system, for use graphical applications in marionnet, network simulation system, in debian squeeze. In older versions of debian it is achieved with ...
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KVM: network partially lost for the host, guests are fine

I got KVM working fine on a Linux system, for quite some weeks. Then today something weird happened: suddenly the host (and the host only) lost some of its Internet access: it can still access the ...
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How do I proceed further when my reports of a improper functioning of a gnome component has not met with answers on the respective mailing list

I am unable to connect to internet using my modem. I followed instructions to seek help at http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/Debugging and posted on ...
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minimal TCP MSS in Linux

The TCP MSS in Linux must be at least 88 (include/net/tcp.h): /* Minimal accepted MSS. It is (60+60+8) - (20+20). */ #define TCP_MIN_MSS 88U My question is: where did they come up with ...
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what level of the network stack does tcpdump get its info from?

As I was trying in vain to fix a faulty ethernet controller here, one thing I tried was running tcpdump on the machine. I found it interesting that tcpdump was able to detect that some of the ICMP ...
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Start and stop multiple executable for easy debugging

I'm debugging a networking project, which involves interacting of 3 programs, ie a server, two different clients. However I find it difficult to start and stop them for debugging. Some methods I have ...
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Where are Proxy Settings Stored?

I'm coding a small application that connects to the Internet and retrieves information from my server using bsd socket. I looked at where the proxy settings are stored under Linux but i couldn't the ...
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Mount a Windows network drive

I want to mount a netword drive on the server (SBS2008). I have two options: Either using a fedora which already mounts on a CentOS server or directly on the CentOS server. Here is the command I tried ...
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rpc.statd and avahi-daemon listening on all networks?

Background: - I'm running a home Debian GNOME desktop connected to the internet through an ethernet cable to an ethernet router. - I have a printer connected directly to my PC with a USB cable. - My ...
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How to set IP adress automatically in Arch Linux?

I am using latest Arch Linux. But whenever I start my PC, it sometimes gets an IP address but most of the time, it gives me stress. I am getting very confused, how can I make sure it is really setting ...
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Linux Mint 11 won't connect to Windows 7 Wireless Ad Hoc

I apologise if this question has been asked before, but I am not exactly sure what I should be looking for, hence my reason for posting a new question. I am a newbie to Linux and have been using ...
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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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Where are NetworkManager's WiFi settings stored?

I remember the days of playing with /etc/$WE/wpa_supplicant.conf to try and force a semi-secure network on a debian based system, but now on to xubuntu, I haven't needed to do any *.conf-ing in a ...
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How can I debug a problem with my network connection?

On one of my computers with Xubuntu 10.04 there is a problem with the network connection. How can I debug it? I tried the cable on my laptop (running the same operating system) and it worked, so ...
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ifconfig shows an IP out of the lan range

I have set router IP to 192.168.112.20 and starting IP address to 192.168.112.25. But when I run ifconfig command it shows the following IPs: inet addr: 192.168.174.12 Bcast 192.168.174.255 ...
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How to keep overwriting the contents of a file instead of appending to it

How do I clear the contents of a file before writing to it? For example: echo one > filename.tmp # filename.tmp now contains "one" echo two > filename.tmp # filename.tmp should now contain ...
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How to do “netcat” relays properly so that I have more control?

How to use the netcat to have relays? Like following I tried but not working: cd /tmp mknod backpipe p nc -l -p 7007 0<backpipe | nc 192.168.1.101 9001 | tee backpipe I want to receive data on ...
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What do the three values mean on network monitoring tools

Often in network monitoring tools there are three values for one measure. Ex rx: 2.0 kb/s 40 kb/s 10 kb/s Are these similar to how cpu load works, they are taken at different length time spans. ...
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Running a pbk file in Linux

To connect to my university's network, they provided me with a .pbk file. The file is made for windows of course and I have no idea how to use it in Fedora (I'm using Fedora 15)
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Use Linux to backup a MSWindows network?

Is it possible to use a Linux machine to backup everything on a Windows network? I would like to backup MS databases and also drives, so if a database record needs restoring, it can be done easily, ...
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How does traceroute resolve names?

While writing a script, I wanted to reference a machine by the computer name that I gave it (e.g. "selenium-rc"). I could not ping it using "selenium-rc", so I tried the following commands to see if ...
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Source code of netstat

Can I view the source code of netstat on my Linux machine?
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How should I determine the current network utilization?

I want to display the current network utilization (bandwidth usage) of one interface of a Debian box on a website. It is not supposed to be very elaborate or precise, just a simple number such as "52 ...
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How do I recover/kill an SSH session after losing connection?

I lost my connection while I was logged via SSH into my university server. Classic. Now I can't log in since the session appears to be still running and I get the error "Too many logins for ...
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What does this error mean: “igmp[1435]: setsockopt IP_MSFILTER”?

My network connection is pretty crappy today so I looked at my router (TP-LINK TD-W8950ND) logs and can see these entries a few times every minute: Date/Time Facility Severity Message Sep 7 ...
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How can I send spoofed packets in Linux

In order to test a firewall, I want to send malformed packets to its interface, regardless of my routing table. Is there a way to ask linux "send this exact tcp package, to this MAC address, ...
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Why are packets not moving forward? [closed]

I have a server with forwarding turned on. I placed an iptables LOG target in the PREROUTING, INPUT, and FORWARD chains of the mangle table. I can see the LOG messages from PREROUTING, but not INPUT ...
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required (this should be ...
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Buffer size for capturing packets in kernel space?

Going through the man page of tcpdump, it seems kernel can drop the packets if the buffer is full. I was wondering if: that size is configurable and/or where can I see the size for my distro? From ...