Netware 5.1 Routing/IP issue
Posted on 2006-10-31
I have a Novell 5.1 box. I am currently having a routing problem.
My network used to be:
172.16.1.1 – 172.16.1.254 MASK 255.255.255.0 and a Gateway of 172.16.1.2 which is my frame relay router. Everything worked great, I could ping all of my remote sites just fine from the novell console. Under inetcfg in protocols and LAN static Routing Table I have the following:
Default Route 0.0.0.0 and a next hop of 172.16.1.2
Network 172.16.0.0 next hop 172.16.1.2
My remote sites:
I ran out of hosts so I borrowed less bits and changed my subnet masks to 255.255.254.0 at my main location which has the Novell server on it. I didn’t have to change the IP of the Novell server just the subnet mask, because the usable network range is 172.16.0.1 – 172.16.1.254 255.255.254.0.
Everything on THIS network is fine, everyone can ping the Novell server and can authenticate via NDS over IP. The frame is working fine. I can ping all of the workstations at all of the remotes sites and they can ping all of the servers and printers at the main location from the remote sites just fine, except the Novell server. My Frame is working great. They just can’t ping the Novell server. The route looks like it should still work with the settings I have currently in inetcfg.