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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Dual WAN setup in Redhat/Centos Linux

I want to setup a Linux Server running SIP (freeswitch) applications with 3 NICs as follows: 2 of the NICs are WAN connections and the 3rd is a Private network for routing requests to other hosts on ...
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How to validate CIFS Error conditions? [on hold]

I am using linux-2.4.20 Kernel with the builtin CIFS module. I want to validate the CIFS Error conditions like STATUS_SMB_BAD_FID,STATUS_INVALID_SMB. For example I want to send a SMB_COM_NEGOTIATE ...
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Untangle VPN setup, how to see internal addresses?

So Untangle is setup as the default gateway at 192.168.100.1/24, it is the authorative DHCP server issuing addresses from 192.168.100.100 to 192.168.100.200 and is successfully connected to the ...
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Debian up in /etc/network/interfaces not working

I'm trying to add a secondary IPv6 address to eth0 on Debian Sid. I added the following lines to /etc/network/interfaces: iface eth0 inet6 static address [IPv6 address #1] netmask 64 gateway ...
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Routing not working for local box (NAT issue?)

I want to push all traffic that was generated from the local box (GATE, static ip: 192.168.178.200) and heading for a certain domain (e.g. facebook.com) into a tunnel. All other network clients that ...
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Error while bringing up eth1

I'm getting this error while bringing up my network card: (process:2550): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'State' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/3: (19) ...
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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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Keepalived in ring architecture, or other better approach

I have three load balancer (LB1, LB2, LB3) and plan to use ring architecture for active-active setup, e.g. LB1 LB2 LB3 IP1 IP2 IP3 Idea as below: If LB1 failed, IP1 will be floated to ...
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How to reduce number of sockets in TIME_WAIT?

Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 x86 I've got a machine with a FCGI HTTP service behind nginx, that serves a lot of small HTTP requests to a lot of different clients. (About 230 requests per second in the peak ...
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Regarding routing packets via one computer to another

I am setting up packet routing via a host computer. In order to try out a simple case. I set up a small local network of 3 linux PCs X,Y,Z. These 3 get their IP from a DLink router that I have. X,Y, Z ...
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Diagnosing packet loss / high latency in Ubuntu

We have a Linux box (Ubuntu 12.04) running Nginx (1.5.2), which acts as a reverse proxy/load balancer to some Tornado and Apache hosts. The upstream servers are physically and logically close (same ...
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Using my IPs on OVH server via GRE

I can't route my IPs into a OVH server, can you help me to find the problem? Mikrotik GRE IP: 192.168.55.10 OVH Server GRE IP: 192.168.55.20 GRE iface name: ali1_fr1-ovz1 IP to route from Mikrotik to ...
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elasticsearch browser 9200 port is not available [duplicate]

I just installed elasticsearch on one of my linux boxes. The installation went fine as I can see this but when I try to go through the browser I can NOT get to it what can I do the get it ...
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stress testing a QOS switch

I need to test a network Switch that has QOS capabilities. I need to simulate a large network (preferably up to or exceeding 100 devices), and I need to do it as a live test. My requirements are: • ...
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RSync stalls after 32768 bytes

I have an issue which I am struggling to understand. I have a server which is hosted by a business parter on their network but my team is responsible for installing and configuring software to this ...
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HA router with keepalived showing unexpected traceroute

I have a couple of routers in HA using keepalived vrrp daemon under linux. Here are the addresses x.x.x.129 floating (keepalive) x.x.x.130 router1 (static) x.x.x.131 router2 (static) Something ...
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Corosync :: Restarting some resources after Lan connectivity issue

I am currently looking into corosync to build a two-node cluster. So, I've got it working fine, and it does what I want to do, which is: Lost connectivity between the two nodes gives the first node ...
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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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Local DHCP to setting up Nimbus cloud networking

I'm currently trying to install the Nimbus cloud in two machines (centOS 6) test environment inside the department/university network. The problem is that I can't install directly a DHCP server and ...
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How to route broadcast packets from machine with two network interfaces on same subnet

I run RHEL 5 and have two NICs on one machine connected to the same subnet: eth0 192.168.100.10 eth1 192.168.100.11 My application needs to receive and transmit UDP packets (both unicast ...
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Dual homed Linux host (Debian/Ubuntu) using DHCP

We have an Ubuntu server with 2 NICs. Each one is on a different subnet. Besides there's a third subnet. Clients sit on all three subnets. All clients should be able to talk to both server IPs so we ...
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Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
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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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What happens when a static IP address is unavailable? [closed]

I have several Raspberry Pis configured with static IP addresses (192.168.1.203 being one of them). I swapped out the router yesterday, and this router is using a different IP scheme (192.168.178.*), ...
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How to ping ipv6 interface

I'm trying to get familiar with ipv6 I don't understand why I can't ping this interface at the inet6 addr eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:77:9e:77 inet addr:192.168.33.10 ...
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CentOS 6.5 proxy bypass/no_proxy not working

I am running CentOS 6.5 on my desktop. I've set the Network Proxy using the network proxy application provided under Preferences. I've also set the following exceptions: ...
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How to block internet access to certain programs on Linux

Recently, I have encountered a problem of limiting Internet Access to specific programs. Could anybody recommend a good way of doing that, without using any particular software?
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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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Open Specific Linux Port

Im trying to open a Port(2012) on my VPS so i can access it over the internet. This is the output of sudo iptables -L produces Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source ...
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Watchguard XTM 23 blocking company website

The company that I'm working at runs a website and 1 week ago the site started returning 404's whenever anyone tried to access it from our protected network. We immediately checked on the status with ...
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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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Linux static dhcp ip for visitor access internet without requesting MAC address? [closed]

Currently, my company internet access for visitor are required to request MAC address from them if they want to access to internet. Can we do something like the Hotel wifi? they just access to the ...
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how to get ip address of a PPP(Point-to-Point Protocol) network interface?

I have a Linux machine with two network interfaces, and I'd like to get the IP address of the PPP interface w1g1 but it doesn't show up in ifconfig. There is a public IP on the PPP interface, but ...
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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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Linux peer-to-peer ethernet bonding

I have two linux servers. Each have 2 ethernet ports. I connect port-to-port with straight-through ethernet cables between the 2 servers (there is no network switches involved). I want to bond the 2 ...
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TCP packet being retransmitted 7 times when sysctl tcp_retries1 is set to 3 - why?

Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to better understand how many times TCP will attempt to retransmit a packet when it does not receive confirmation the destination received it. After reading the tcp man page ...
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Service networking restart not working on ubuntu

This one has been cracking my head for quite a bit and I can't seem to find a decent answer for it, hoping you guys can shed some light to it... # Loopback interface: auto lo iface lo inet loopback ...
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Allow connection only from 2 ips [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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WMI: wmic linux agent query error: NTSTATUS: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

Myself new to wmic and keep trying for a long time with default agent query approach. wmic is linux based WMI tool to talk to windows WMI agent. While trying to fetch data with wmic from nt(win7 with ...
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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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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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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 ...