[PLUG] Tata Indicom Broadband on Linux

Rohit roxtar at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 03:13:13 PDT 2007


Hmm my ip settings on windows shows this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Rohit>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : torque
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : <deleted/>
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 121.XYZ.184.ABC
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 121.XYZ.184.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 202.54.29.5
                                                   202.54.12.164

I guess now you can understand why I have a netmask of 255.0.0.0 for
the interface. For the gateway...  well I have no particular reason of
putting it there .. I was just experimenting to see what works.

Rohit

On 4/8/07, prad <projectnerve at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/8/07, Rohit < roxtar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > OK, this is what I have done till now:
> >
> > ifconfig eth0  <static_ip> netmask 255.0.0.0
> > route add default gw <gateway_ip> netmask 255.0.0.0
>
>
> 1. Why is this 255.0.0.0 netmask for interface?
> 2. Is there any specific reason for putting netmask in default gateway?
>
> And I hope you have got the answer.
>
> Cheers,
> prad
>
>
> > The route gets added, but I'm unable to ping the gateway's IP address.
> >
> > Rohit
> >
> > On 4/8/07, Kaustubh Gadkari <kaustubh.gadkari at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > > I then added the DNS servers to resolv.conf.
> > > > Is there anything else that I need to do? Does anybody have a working
> > > > setup?
> > > </snip>
> > >
> > > You might need to add a default route to the VSNL gateway. Read the
> > > man page for the route command.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Kaustubh Gadkari
> > > kaustubh.gadkari at gmail.com
>
>
> --
> prad
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