Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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Script to remove IPs or network ranges from an IP space

As per the tittle, I have a tool that accepts both lists of IPs or network ranges (CIDR format) to perform a task. Unfortunately, it does not support exclusions of IPs or ranges from the IP space ...
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Meaning of 'netstat -anto' output

I did netstat -anto and got following result: Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State Timer tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:1169 ...
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Interfaces, IPTables, Connections, Local Connection - Confused :/

I configured my iptables today and ran into some questions i could not resolve yet. So it would be nice, if someone could verify or answer the following to clarify: Each interface can be configured ...
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What's the difference between .local, .home, and .lan?

How can I reliably address different machines on my network? I've always used the .local suffix to talk to computers on my local network before. With a new router, though, .local rarely (though ...
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Trouble switching between wired/wireless networks with Fedora 21

I have a Gb/s wired network and a much slower wireless on my home LAN. I switch between them in the course of my day. I have always found that Linux is not particularly clever about using the wired ...
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Boot blocked during 1min30sec because /etc/network/interfaces

With the following config (see config file below): if only ethernet cable is connected, it 100% works: I can quickly SSH the computer via eth0's IP, if both ethernet cable and wifi dongle are ...
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Linux Routing Question

I was wondering how it would be possible to have multiple IPv6 default gateways on CentOS linux. I currently have two interfaces with IPv6 (venet0 and tb0), both with different blocks routed to them. ...
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Why is my UDP bandwidth significantly lower than TCP bandwidth in iperf

I am running a simple bandwidth test between two VMs using iperf. I am getting very different bandwidth reading for TCP and UDP where the UDP bandwidth is terribly lower than TCP. TCP: ...
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Openswan connecting to multiple right subnets not working

I'm trying to use Openswan (version 2.6.37) to connect an IPsec VPN from my local network to a remote site. Everything works fine when I just want to connect to a single subnet on the remote site. ...
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check the current backlog queue size

The sysctl netdev_max_backlog sets a limit to the maximum number of packets allowed in the kernel's backlog queue. Is there a way to check the current queue size (i.e., how many packets are currently ...
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How to install airtel 3g dongle in redhat linux 5?

I have an Airtel 3g dongle, that I am not able to install in RedHat 5 Linux. I am getting the error : chmod +x install_linux "read only file system"
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DHCP and read-only root filesystem

When doing ifup wlan0 on a system with / mounted as read-only (embedded computer), I get this error: Failed to connect to non-global ctrl_ifname: wlan0 error: Read-only file system Internet Systems ...
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Network: how they obtain 127 subnets? [closed]

I read on a book about networks that class A has 16777214 hosts and 127 subnets,my question is: how they obtain the 127 number?
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Cannot connect to fedora on port 80

I can't access to my local sites on a fedora machine from ubuntu. In firefox I get this error: The connection has timed out In fedora iptables I added this line: -A INPUT -m state --state NEW ...
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Is it possible to set interface name permanently in Raspbian?

I'm using 2 wifi dongles. First one is used to monitor and second one is used to access internet. Even if I changed /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules as below, at startup sometimes wlan0 ...
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Solaris 10 IPMP and zones

Is there a way to have an IPMP group Virtual IP only be assigned to a none global zone ? The reason I ask is the need to reduce the number of IP addresses, as we only have so many spare. If I have ...
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Share Oracle Database Connection from one system to another in same network

I have installed Oracle 11g XE in one machine, which has cent os 6.5 installed in it. Now i want to connect to this machine's oracle database from an another machine. Both are connected to the same ...
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Ethernet USB dongle works then randomly drops until restart

I've been using xubuntu 14.04 as my daily driver for a while now, as I've been getting into web development. I'm using a dell ultrabook that has no ethernet port (XPS 12 9Q33), and so I have usb 2.0 ...
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Why my ethernet interface is called enp0s10 instead of eth0?

Just that, when I run ifconfig -a I only get lo and enp0s10 interfaces, not the classical eth0 What does enp0s10 means? Why is there no eth0?
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Is it possible to throttle upload bandwidth per `IP` basis using `tc`, `htb` and `iptables` ? (Download limitation not required)

Problem I've searched internet like anything but couldn't find much about limiting upload. The solutions given are not limiting IP basis like this one but LAN as a whole. +-----+ ...
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Unable to configure eth1 and eth2 properly on Ubuntu

I am completely new to network administration, and so am finding things a bit tough. I have a machine, whose 1 interface I have to set to the subnet 10.0.20.0/24, another to 10.1.0.0/24 and a third to ...
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Wicd cannot detect wireless networks on Point Linux OS

I have just installed Point Linux OS on my PC. The problem is: it cannot detect wireless networks, but it is okay with wired network. Please help me.
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What are bogus file nlink values?

I am using files from a SMB share on my Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian. Whenever I access those files, I get the following message in my syslog: CIFS VFS: bogus file nlink value 0 What does that ...
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Converting a raw print data stream containing PCL commands to PDF

I have a program that sends raw print data through samba to typically PCL compatible printers. The program is written so basic PCL commands control how it prints. When sending it to the printer it ...
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routing table “220” in Linux kernel 3.2.0-23-generic

I have a Linux machine with kernel 3.2.0-23-generic and it has rule with priority 220 in RPDB which points to routing table named "220": T42:~# ip rule show 0: from all lookup local 220: ...
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wlan0 device missing

I can't seem to get my wifi working and I feel i've exhausted google's search capabilities. Here is the output of lspci for the device 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation ...
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How do I install a network printer without being dependent on the IP-address of the printer?

In Linux I want to install a HP LaserJet 1320n that needs to be power up and down. It will get a new IP-address every time it's powercycled. How can I install the printer on a Linux machine and not be ...
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Finding out the number of dropped packets in raw sockets

I am developing a program that sniffs network packets using a raw socket (AF_PACKET, SOCK_RAW) and processes them in some way. I am not sure whether my program runs fast enough and succeeds to ...
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How to share one internet connection from LAN to another LAN?

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to a router (Router1) with internet connection in en0, with IP 192.168.1.110, however I have my RPi's wifi port (wlan0) connected to another router (Router2) with IP ...
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routing cache in latest Linux kernels

As I understand, routing cache was removed since Linux kernel 3.6. In systems with older Linux kernel one could view the content of the routing cache with ip route show cache command and routing ...
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Need to write an automated web navigator with “click” and “retrieve” capabilities

In our company, several clients provide the detailed information information that we need in a web site. The amount of time that our employees spend navigating the remote website is simply ridiculous, ...
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Required new 'X' desktop for VNC?

I'm on Raspberry pi 2, running Raspian, and using Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the tightvncserver. I don't think I should have to start a new 'X' desktop each time I want to VNC into the pi, but whenever ...
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IP address alias? E.g. map 203.0.113.37 to 127.0.0.1?

I want to use an SSH tunnel to work on a project, -L 8080:localhost:80. When opening http://localhost:8080 on my local machine things work, but the server (MediaWiki) is putting a lot of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 wired connection keeps dropping and restarting

I've finally switched to Linux (Ubuntu 15.04) 2 weeks ago and everything went well. But unfortunately after turning on my PC today and doing the usual (sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) ...
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Iptables forward with pptp and openvpn

I have OpenVPN and PPTP installed on a VPS. I'm having a few questions that I can't seem to get a firm answer on. I want to install OpenVPN on 1.1.1.1 (eth0, public IP address) and PPTP on 1.1.1.2 ...
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VPN: Script at /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/ not autoexecuting on PPTP connection established

My PPTP client is Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2LTS. My PPTP Server is a Buffalo DD-WRT Firmware. If I establish my PPTP VPN connection (named Themiscyra): luis@PortatilHP:~$ sudo pon Themiscyra ...
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Rsync connection reset by peer

rsync --protocol=29 -rav -e ssh --include '*/' --include='*_en*.xml.gz' --exclude='*' user@server:/path/ Content is downloading from remote server but after while I get this error: Write failed: ...
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Setting up QEMU and MIPSEL : networking trouble

I have a MIPSEL machine running on QEMU. In order to enable networking inside my qemu MIPSEL machine, I use a bridge virbr0. First, I create the interface tap0 and bring it up. I do it as follows :- ...
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Route dies on Ubuntu 14.04.2

So I have this routing setup in EC2 on a Ubuntu machine: 10.50.0.0/24 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src 10.50.0.163 x.x.x.x via 10.50.0.80 dev eth0 proto static y.y.y.y via 10.50.0.80 dev ...
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Getting error in nslookup

I am trying to do nslookup skhdphost1 but I am getting below error. When I try to Reverse lookup checking using command nslookup 172.16.xxx.xx again getting the same error: The error message is: ...
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How to find out the wifi sensitivity (RSSI)

I want to be able to get the received signal strength indication from my computer's wifi interface, ideally as expressed in dBm. This article explains what I am after.
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Cannot connect to public IP address of server used as VPN gateway?

When I try connect to the public IP address of server that is also used as an openvpn gateway from a Windows computer within the network it fails to connect, but if I connecto the VPN ip address it ...
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IP packet forwarding in Debian

I have a physical network set up with machines A←–→B←–→C.  IP and Ethernet configurations are summarized as following: A(eth0: 10.10.10.2) ←—→ (eth0: 10.10.10.3)B(eth1: 192.168.0.3) ←—→ (eth1: ...
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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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FreeBSD: Control operational and administrative status of virtual interface

I'm looking for a way to freely control the administrative and operational status of a virtual interface as seen by a snmp get requests: $ snmptable -c public -v 2c myserver iftable SNMP table: ...
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Having problems when connecting pppoe in my Kali Linux

Here is my log: Jun 6 04:57:23 unknown pppd[3333]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0 Jun 6 04:57:36 unknown dbus[2534]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.Avahi': timed out Jun 6 ...
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SSH from different countries with openvpn configured on pfsense and dd-wrt?

I have vpn set up in two different countries A (primary, where I live) and B (secondary, which I visit once or twice a year) and would like to SSH to my devices across the vpn. My Setup: Country ...
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proxy settings ignored by apt-get manager in Ubuntu 13.04

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 in company network, http proxy works fine with my user account but still I cannot install or update anything with apt-get : Proxy Authentication Required ( Forefront TMG ...
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Simplest way to send files over network

What is the simplest and most versatile way to send files over the network to other computers? By that I mean computers that other people are using at the moment. I don't think SSH works if the ...
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How to block telnet using iptables command

I am trying to block telnet on my server but I have failed to do so. I have added following firewall rules in INPUT chain of filter table for the same. INPUT CHAIN(filter table): <some other ...