[TriLUG] Can't reach default gateway

Ryan Leathers Ryan.Leathers at globalknowledge.com
Mon Dec 9 14:10:38 EST 2002

Was one of the first things I looked at... 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Carnes [mailto:jonc at nc.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 1:26 PM
To: trilug at trilug.org
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Can't reach default gateway

Check the subnet masks.

On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 11:20, Ryan Leathers wrote:
> I am baffled.
> During some recent down time in my network I made some changes to
> hardware and topology.
> Several hosts in the network run Redhat 6.2 and have static addresses
> from
> The default gateway for these hosts is
> I am able to reach Windows PC's and Redhat 8 Servers in the
> network but I can't reach the Redhat 6.2 hosts.
> In fact, the Redhat 6.2 hosts can't ping the default gateway though
> can reach other hosts in the same network.
> I replaced one of the Redhat 6.2 hosts with a Redhat 8 box using the
> same cabling and addressing - this was successful.
> Is there some configuration on the Redhat 6.2 hosts that could be
> this?  The configs have not changed on these hosts, but the router
> interface they use as their default gateway has changed.  Still, I
> understand why every other type of host is working if the problem is
> the router (there are no ACL's on the router)
> Can anyone suggest a plausible explanation for this behavior ?  I am
> a crunch and can't afford to upgrade everything to Redhat 8 right now.
> Thanks,
> Ryan

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