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Re: Can't connect to news server from OBSD
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Can't connect to news server from OBSD
- From: john smith <juggler0510_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 14:40:54 -0700 (PDT)
Greg Thomas <getbsd_(_at_)_dslextreme_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
Sounds like a basic networking problem but since you didn't mention if
you've done anything other than telnet and tcpdump it's hard to tell.
Starting from a lower level, i.e., ping to an ip address, then moving on
up the stack is the way I go. Since you use tcpdump you may have done all
this but we don't know that.
Are your /etc/mygate and /etc/resolv.conf correct?
Thanks for your response! And forgive the short description. Here's what I've done:
I can ping the news server (and everything else that I care to try).
I've used traceroute, and after discovering the -P ICMP flag, I was able to trace all the way to the server. Traceroute using UDP doesn't return anything.
/etc/mygate is set to the address of my Linksys router when I'm connected to it, or to the address of my ISP's router when I'm not connected to it. This I got from their documentation.
resolv.conf is set to include my ISP's nameservers, which, again, I got from their docs. I can resolve any name I choose. Using an IP address makes no difference.
>From OBSD I can issue SMTP, HTTP, FTP, and DNS requests without any trouble. I only have an issue when trying to get to their news server.
There's nothing on my end that I can think of that would prevent me from issuing NNTP requests, especially since everything else seems to work, and so I'm at a loss.
Any ideas on what else I could try would be appreciated. Thanks again for the help!!!
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