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RE: 2.4.16 on mips-malta, networking fails...

To: Dinesh Nagpure <dinesh_nagpure@ivivity.com>
Subject: RE: 2.4.16 on mips-malta, networking fails...
From: Justin Carlson <justincarlson@cmu.edu>
Date: 14 Dec 2001 15:50:27 -0500
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <25369470B6F0D41194820002B328BDD21423ED@ATLOPS>
References: <25369470B6F0D41194820002B328BDD21423ED@ATLOPS>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, 2001-12-14 at 15:25, Dinesh Nagpure wrote:

> Apparently the device is being detected.
> I am using ramdisk root which i created using busybox v0.60.1 and dont have
> ifconfig or route built into it.
> 

How are you setting the IP information for the NIC, then?  Are you
compiling a kernel with IP autoconfiguration and using a DHCP server?  

If you're not configuring the NIC, then the OS doesn't consider it to be
a valid source/target of IP information, so when you try to ping from
the machine, Linux is telling you "I don't have any valid place to put
an ICMP packet to get to the place you want it to go".  

-Justin

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