[rescue] Octane won't talk to the outside world...

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Fri Nov 19 07:49:54 CST 2010

This may help...



On 11/19/10 7:05 AM, "Caleb Cupples" <cscupples at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Christopher Purdy
> <escher2 at chartermi.net> wrote:
>> I'll start with the obvious...
>> Are you using DHCP?
> Yes, and I fear this may be my downfall.
>> If not - do yo have a default route set?  How about your nameservers?
> IIRC, even IRIX 6.5 requires the nameservers to be set, and I've done so.
>> I've found SGI's DHCP implememtation to be a bit flakey and I manually
>> configure nameservers regardless.
>> Not sure of your experience level with *nix, but if you aren't familiar
> with
>> setting up networking on a Irix box, it is pretty oldschool if you aren't
>> using DHCP...
> I like to think I know my way around *nix because of my various Linux
> and OpenSolaris boxen, but the Netra running Solaris 9 and now this
> Octane are proving me wrong. :)
>> read the man pages on hosts, nsswitch.conf, and route...
>> In general - you need to add a default route to your router IP
>> route -add default xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>> then add your ISP's DNS servers to your hosts file
>> and then modify your nsswitch.conf to use DNS.
>> There are some more steps in there but its been a while... I got lazy and
>> started using DHCP and just adding my DNS servers manually.
> Unfortunately, trying to be lazy and use DHCP doesn't seem to be
> working this morning. Instead, I ended up reteaching myself how to use
> vi to edit config files and making mental notes to see about finding
> an IRIX build of nano.
> For now, I'm off to either get some sleep or break down and assign a
> static IP for this thing. I just can't decide which will be easier.. I
> guess it all depends on how it's seen by the primary router, as
> opposed to the WRT54G I have acting as a wireless client bridge.
> --
> C. Scott Cupples
> Psychology Undergraduate
> Jackson State Community College
> Phone: 731.607.0668
> Email: cscupples at gmail.com
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