I bring up a linux server and create a new ip as follows
ifconfig eth2 10.14.51.11 netmask 255.255.0.0
route add default gw 10.14.10.10 eth2
I try to connect from Windows and my windows machine can not see the linux server (cant ping it, or putty to it)
So I usually get by by going to the Linux server and ping Windows, i.e.
After I deliver the ping, my Windows server can then usually ping and putty to my linux server.
However, that strategy is not working now
Is there anything stronger than a ping that will clear the path way up ?