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Old 08-27-2009
A test to ensure TCP/IP configuration is complete

Greetings. I have Debian lenny, and at the moment only the bare bones install, no GUI. I'm connecting via wireless to a Linksys router on a home network, and I manually configured a fixed ip etc during the install. I have not attempted to use any higher level apps such as ftp or telnet or apt yet.

If I can ping to the outside world using a domain name, e.g. ping unix.com, is that sufficient to tell me that my basic tcp/ip configuration is complete and correct?

thanks.
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Old 08-29-2009
I'd say so ... but you may want to ping some local machine, too, as well as use some other machine to ping the one in question ...
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Old 08-29-2009
i would recommend using something like "traceroute" over "ping". ping only checks icmp echo requests...
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Old 08-29-2009
Thanks, that's what I figured. everything is working great. I can do apt installs and also ssh and file shares using samba locally. duly noted on the tracert suggestion.

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