Linux Networking refers to any networking function performed by a server running Linux. A Linux server operating as a router or firewall are the most common applications.

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Adding subnet to a vsphere with single vcenter and esxi host

Let me start of by saying that I do not specialize in networking, I am in the process of adding additional VMs to a testing environment and wanted some recommendations. In this case I am running a ...
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How can I switch from a custom linux network namespace back to the default one?

With ip netns exec you can execute a command in a custom network namespace - but is there also a way to execute a command in the default namespace? For example, after executing these two commands: ...
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Policy routing local user's traffic down a tunnel

I've got a Linux based Firewall/Router running iptables and SNAT for traffic passing through it to the Internet via a single uplink - This is working fine. There is also a small number of applications ...
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Siege - running a stress test benchmark

I need to do a benchmark test of a HTTPS server using Siege, to see how it behaves under massive load. I'm initiating tests from another machine which is quite powerful and it is connected to the same ...
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Allow connection only from 2 ips [on hold]

I need to block all connection on port 30000. I alredy did that , with command like that iptables -I INPUT ! -s IP_HERE -p tcp --dport 30001 -j DROP but now i need 2 ips , how i could do that? ...
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What it takes for an openstack instance to connect to internet

I'm running a two node openstack cloud with single NIC using nova-network, Everything seems fine but when it comes to networking there are many problems and I think thats due to having only one NIC on ...
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KVM Ubuntu Guest cannot connect to the internet on bridged networking

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits) + KVM Host with 2 NICs: - eth0 connected to the "public" network - eth1 connected to the br0 bridge with a private ip address range From Host I can access internet, ...
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Opening a port range using Open VSwitch

I am locking down a VM on xenserver to allow only port 3389 and the ports required for domain controller authentication on windows. I am trying to do this using Open VSwitch. Locking down and allowing ...
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When a socket switch to TIME_WAIT state, why I can't see its inode number?

I'm developing a program in python that parses /proc/net/tcp informations, but unfortunately, while I was doing this, I saw a strange thing. Practically, when a socket change in TIME_WAIT state, ...
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Two LAN cables when using Remote Access Card?

I recently bought a HP MicroServer N54L and a HP Remote Access Card. Connecting to the server over a KVM viewer for BIOS setup etc. works fine, but when it comes to installing Ubuntu 14.04. the ...
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/etc/hosts.deny ignored in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Apache2 running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. To begin securing network access to the machine, I want to start by blocking everything, then make specific allow statements for specific subnets to browse ...
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Is it ok to attach 1 interface to 2 bridges at the same time?

Let's say I have network interfaces eth0, eth1, eth2 and eth3. eth0 and eth1 are attached to bridge br0. eth2 and eth3 are attached to bridge br1. Let's say under some special condition, I would ...
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Get dhcp ip from a specific server [closed]

In a network that comes with two dhcp servers, how can I get network configured from one server instead of the other? Let's say there are 2 dhcp servers named A and B. My computer always get network ...
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How to load new profile in Network manager v0.9 without nm-connection-editor using cli?

i'm working on migration of autoprovisioned Ubuntu 12.04 LTS servers from ifup (/etc/network/interfaces) to NetworkManager. /etc/network/interfaces is clean (only loopback interface is configured): # ...
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network usage per user in linux [duplicate]

I am administrator of an openSUSE linux server which is used by many people in our company. Today we find out that yesterday one of the users use too much of bandwidth and its important for management ...
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“Stale NFS file handle” after reboot

On the server node, it is possible to access an exported folder. However, after reboots (both server and client), the folder is no longer accessible from the clients. On server # ls /data Folder1 ...
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Is firewall blocking the ARP messages?

When a clients tries to boot via network (with PXE protocol), it fails with this message PXE-E11: ARP timeout PXE-E11: ARP timeout PXE-E38: TFTP cannot open connection dhcpd shows that it assigns ...
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Data transfer/bandwidth consumption when transferring data through different server [closed]

I have been having this question in my mind for a while now, so I am asking it here. I have my server which is hosted with a leading hosting company. In which I have a php script that does the ...
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How can I bridge a VM to a remote network?

I have a system running QEMU/KVM (via libvirt). One of its VMs needs to have a presence on a subnet that is not local to the VM host. I have a Linux system on the remote subnet. Is there a way to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE forward port to another port

I am looking for a way to forward 1 port to another internally. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server on which I installed a game server that listens on port 25565. The game does not support multiple ports. ...
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How many data packets does it take to log in to facebook? [closed]

I am sure we send millions and billions of data packets a day but I'm curious as to how many are sent / received just over a simple interaction like logging into facebook. Even better would be if ...
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iptables destination ip and port

I am looking for a way to forward all traffic(to any port) from a pc to a certain ip. Looking at the rule below : iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 443 --jump DNAT --to-destination ...
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Chef - handle resources changing the network interface

I'm using chef to deploy an openvpn application in bridging mode to an ubuntu node. In my recipe i'm using a bash resource to create the bridge necessary for the vpn to work. Unfortunately the bridge ...
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e1000e Reset adapter unexpectedly / Detected Hardware Unit Hang

I have a Dell 1U Server with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz, 8 cores running Ubuntu Server Kernel Version 3.13.0-32-generic on x86_64. It has dual 1000baseT networking cards. I have it set up to ...
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SYN-ACK with identical MACs

What could cause a CentOS machine to respond with SYN-ACK packet having both source and destination MACs set to the address of the NIC from which the packet is being sent?
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Routing, OpenVPN and blocked Packets to Router

I have a running Zentyal Router. Now I have created a Softether-VPN (which wraps OpenVPN basically), to connect to this network per Network-Bridge/L2-Switch. So, when I connect per VPN I am in the ...
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getting rid of unused listening ports (kernel)

As a follow-up on this question, I have that issue (ports that are reported listening in netstat, but have no process linked to it) and it's the nlockmgr that's actually using these ports according to ...
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Poor performance executing “cp -al” over a NFS export

I am in the process of implementing a backup of a WD My Book Live Duo. This device is configured with software RAID0. The backup source directory is the root of the device, and the destination is a ...
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Use Cisco VPN connection of another Computer using linux iptables and routing

I have the following need. I have a system that is connected to production environment using a cisco VPN client. At any point of time only one connection is possible. Right now I ssh to that PC and ...
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No external network access to virtualbox CentOS6.5

I have CentOS 6.5 running locally in virtualbox. I set it up and everything was working perfectly. I came back after the weekend and I noticed the computer was frozen so I had to do a hard restart. ...
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Linux bridging for KVM

I have a Debian Wheezy machine on which I tried to setup KVM with bridged networking. Unfortunately, the bridge does not appear to forward traffic correctly. My setup is the following: The physical ...
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SSH connection timing out on certain clients only

I have a server that has around 100 SSH tunnel connections active from client servers across Canada and the US. We use the same device that runs a custom build of Ubuntu and load that on each client ...
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Can I configure a connection a network with a gateway with a static ip to a network where the gateway address is assigned via dhcp?

I have two networks with each gateway on a separate network device on a single computer. One is a static ip network on the ethernet device, the other is a wifi connection to a router that is assigning ...
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IPSEC on linux with multiple remote ISP

I have configured 2 ipsec VPN connection from my linux server to my clients locations. the reason being the client has two ISPs a primary and a secondary on. The client wants to switch to secondary ...
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Weird tty behavior

When connecting to a group of servers in office, I sometimes get the following weird behavior: For any character I type, the previous character that was typed is displayed. So if I type "Hello" I ...
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All EC2 outbound traffic is blocked

This is access from WITHIN an EC2 outbound to anywhere. (EC2-BAD) I can get INTO the instance via ssh and I can run my webserver on port 80 and I can ping from another EC2 (EC2-GOOD) in the same VPC. ...
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locking up a linux box on a foreign network

I have an app that runs on a Linux server and is accessed via each user's web browser. My app contains proprietary code that I need to keep secure. I want to install the app in a client's private ...
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same subnet,different VLAN in Virtual machine

I have 2 VLAN,VLAN 100 and 101 but only one subnet i am trying to make this work with virtual machine so that VM will have two IP address in same subnet but will actually be in two VLAN. steps ...
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zeroshell unsupported onboard Intel Ethernet I217-V and I210

I recently installed zeroshell 3.0.0 on a machine with a supermicro motherboard that has 2 onboard ethernet cards. It seems that this version of ZS does not support both of ethernet. I've read from ...
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Can I use --duplicate-cn option for a specific VPN account instead of using at server level?

If I use --duplicate-cn I am seeing it taking effect over all the accounts of my server. I want to make it per client basis, so that I can give this option only to select accounts. Is it possible?
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How to config Squid SSL bump to let Paloalto PA series firewall recognize App-ID

A Paloalto firewall(PA-2050,POS 4.1x) was capable of recognizing the websites which users are visiting(thru http/https) then flag them with a App-ID and apply application control on the traffic, for ...
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TOS reflect on pppoe tunnel in Linux?

How to perform TOS reflect in Linux? In this case, on a pppoe tunnel through eth0, reflect TOS from each pppoe packet onto the actual ethernet packet going thru eth0. On some nicer routers it's a ...
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Clients losing stateless ipv6 addresses

I'm having problems with Linux VM's at a certain VPS hoster. Periodically the hosts lose their ipv6 address. They go to 'deprecated' and then disappear completely. On the client side I have checked ...
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VPN Connection pooling?

I'm having a problem on PFSense https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=23914.0 where I can only connect one client with a PPTP VPN to a VPN Server outside out network. PFsense is our firewall and ...
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Windows network failing, not present on linux clients

got a really strange one for you all. I have a network setup using a linux machine as a gateway between various network segments (on seperate nic's) and virtual machines (one of which is a mail ...
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How do i down the server on the remote location for an hour

This is the doubt i have in my mind we can reboot the remote server using reboot command but how can we down the server for an hour or a specific time. In our case we login to the server through putty ...
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Open vSwitch double VLAN tagging is ignored

I'm trying to add a flow to a KVM machine using Open vSwitch 1.10.2 for it's networking, which double tag all traffic comming from one of the virtual machine's ports. I'm using the following command ...
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Ubuntu server - NIC suddenly loses connectivity

I'm scratching my head. I recently configured a server with two identical Intel NICs inside a DMZ. This morning at around 8:05, I successfully SSH'd in through the internal interface (via my LAN-based ...
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ssh connection freeze after password phase

I'm trying to connect to a server (Oracle Linux 6.3) and after I insert the password the session just freeze. I checked the audit log and I've authenticated successfully, after I restarted the ...
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Can I limit my autoSSH Tunneling Speed with trickle and ssh config file option?

When I use only ~$ autossh site1 it work perfectly, but whit trickle the pameter site1 is considered as DNS Name instead of conf block. User@VM:~$ sudo trickle -d 10 -u 10 -- autossh site1 [sudo] ...