[PLUG] Tata Indicom Broadband on Linux

prad projectnerve at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 01:08:17 PDT 2007


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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