Posted on 1997-09-08
I can't ping the ppp0 port on my linux server.
I have a small LAN with the linux server acting as the S/W router to my ISP. All the hardware is setup and seems to be behaving itself. From within the LAN I can ping all the(legal) PC IP addresses. I can also ping all those addresses from the linux PC. I can also ping the ppp0 port and the rest of the world from the linux PC. What I can't do is ping beyond the ppp0 port from within the LAN from any other PC, other than the linux PC. For example, I can't ping the ISP's gateway from within the LAN.
When I try pinging the internet from within the LAN, there are no Tx or Rx lights flashing on the modem, as there is when pinging from the linux PC.
When I run the debug switch for routed, I get coninuous messages saying that "sendto: Network is unreachable" and "ADD Route: Broken Pipe"
I am running Slackware 2.0.0