> "Network is unreachable" indicates a network configuration error.
> These settings are inconsistent. Assuming your NETWORK and NETMASK > are correct, you should have BROADCAST=126.96.36.199.
> Your network.opts file is odd. You should either specify all your network settings in network.opts (as above), or replace the entire file with just the code from the
> PCMCIA-HOWTO to use ifup/ifdown to configure the network.
Ok, followed these suggestions, and now no "Network unreachable" message. Thanks!
However, I still can't seem to access the network.
>> Now, with the cable *unplugged* (188.8.131.52 is another machine): >> >> [ root@cognilap ~]# ping 184.108.40.206 >> PING 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) from 22.214.171.124 : 56(84) >> bytes of data.
> 126.96.36.199 may belong to another machine, but you have also > configured this machine to have the same IP address. It isn't the IP > address you gave in network.opts, but I'll bet it is the address that > shows up if you run "netconf". You are pinging yourself; the kernel > knows that the packets don't have to go over the wire, so it works > even when the cable is unplugged.
Well, the only place that 188.8.131.52 shows up is in /etc/hosts. The above behaviour still occurs with another IP that is *not* in /etc/hosts, in fact as long as the IP has 128.122.*.*. And, if I use a hostname, I get:
[ root@cognilap ~]# ping calaf.cns.nyu.edu ping: unknown host calaf.cns.nyu.edu