Connecting Mandrake 8 to windows 2000

Andrew_Jones
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Hi. Can anyone help?
I am trying to connect a mandrake 8 Pc to a windows 2000 professional Pc. I had a connection between thses two machines when I ran mandrake 7 but since upgrading the connection is lost. I have a 4 port ethernet hub connecting the two machines. If I ping the windows machine from Linux both ports show activity. If I ping the windows pc from Linux with an incorrect IP address, only the Linux port shows activity.Also if I ping Linux from Windows with the correct IP addresses only the windows port shows activity. Confused!
It seems that the Windows machine is receiving packets from Linux, but Linux is not recieving packets from Windows.

Linux machine..
eth0 = 3c509 card
ip address 192.168.0.1
Bcast 192.168.0.255
mask 255.255.255.0

Linux route table...

dest              gateway         genmask       iface
192.168.0.0       0.0.0.0        255.255.255.0   eth0
127.0.0.0         0.0.0.0        255.0.0.0       lo
0.0.0.0           0.0.0.0        0.0.0.0         eth0

Windows..
3c509 card
ip address 192.168.0.2
mask 255.255.255.0

The linux machine is dual boot with win 2000 server and the win 2000 network works fine so that I assume that eliminates any hardware problems.

I have no ipchains, or firewall installed and have included the windows ip address in the hosts.allow file
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Commented:
Couple of suggestions:

Try wiping out and manually reconfig the Eth0 on your Mandrake box with IFconfig (sorry don't know the syntax off the top of my head)

Check around on the internet to see if Mandrake automatically denies tcp port 7 (echo).  I know it does with port 23 (telnet).

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Commented:
Thanks IRoK. Ill give that a try and let you know the outcome.

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Hi IRoK. Just to let you know that the machines are now talking to each other. It seems there must have been a problem with the network card on the Linux PC. I changed the card for another 3c509 card and it worked fine. But I cannot understand why the card worked under windows but not Linux!
Anyway
thanks again for your help
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Right on, glad you found the solution.

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