Networking with Hub, & Sol 10 Problem

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Old 10-10-2007
Networking with Hub, & Sol 10 Problem

Unable to Ping network nodes

Currently have two Solaris 10 servers connected via a dumb Hub. I'm unable to ping either box but they can ping themselves. I have double checked physical connections and the following files;

/etc/hosts - verified that all devices are listed correctly
/etc/netmasks - Verified that network and netmask was correct
/etc/defaltrouter - deleted file as there is no router
/etc/resolve.conf - listed as name server
/etc/nsswitch - removed dns from "host" line
/etc/inet/ipnodes - only local IP listed

Verified that correct NIC is enabled with ifconfig -a

This is an internal Class-C network with no intentions to connect externally. I have no DNS server nor router and just want to communicate with between these two servers, and a windows box eventually.

Any assistance is appreciated, New to SOL 10
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Old 10-10-2007
Can you post the "ifconfig -a" of both boxes?

Should say something like

$ ifconfig hme0
hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet a.b.c.d netmask ffffff00 broadcast a.b.c.255

Do you have lights on your hub?

Are you using two drop cables, and not cross-over cables?

If you have a cross over, try plugging from one machine to another?

Are you using the "uplink" port on your hub? (often this is a cross over)
# 3  
Old 10-10-2007
lo0 flags=2001000849 <up,loopback, RUNNING, MULTICAST, IPv4, VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
inet netmask ff000000
ce0 flags = 1000803 <up, BROADCAST,MULTICAST, Ipv4 1500 index 2
inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
ether 0:3:ba:.......................

Other box is identical except for the <inet

Lights are on on the HUB
2 Drop cables are being used
I am not using and uplink

Last edited by pham; 10-10-2007 at 12:20 PM..
# 4  
Old 10-10-2007
Does the hub have any lights that flash when traffic occurs?

Try each machine plugged in by itself to the hub and see if the lights flash.

Does the hub have power connected, switched on, any other configuration switches?
# 5  
Old 10-10-2007
I also attempted to connect server to server via crossover and still no progress

The Hub has lights but no traffic/flashing lights is occuring
Plugged in each server by themselves, still no flashing lights
The HUB does have power and is switched on, The only switch is the uplink/normal toggle switch. (currently set for normal)
The Hub is a 8-port Netgear DS108
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