[plug] Lan network

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Wed Mar 19 23:40:43 WST 2008

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Innis Cunningham <innisc at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>  Hi All
>>  I have 3 computers connected to my router and then to the net.
>>  1 W98 box and 2 Ubuntu 7.10 boxes.
>>  The Ubuntu boxes will quite happily talk to the windows box but
>>  I dont seem to be able to get them to talk to each other.
>>  Should I be able to set these boxes up to talk to one another
>>  out of the box or do I need to run an application to set this up.
>>  Is my router stopping the Ubuntu boxes from talking to each other.
>>  Thanks for any advice.
>>  Cheers
>>  Innis
> Quick question; what does it mean to "talk to one another"?
> Are we talking ping, file sharing?
> I'd doubt your router is stopping any communications between the two.
> Tomasz

I am wondering whether Innis has the Ubuntu boxes, each included in the 
other's /etc/host file.

Sometimes it is the simplest things, that make the difference.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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