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Re: Can't ifconfig ax25 under Linux (CONCLUSION)


>The symptoms are that the TNC won't transmit when I telnet or ftp.  If I use 
>CALL, it does transmit.  When I type ifconfig sl0 I see..
>sl0   Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 96-6C-98-B2-40-40-12-F8-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
>      inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>      UP BROADCAST RUNNING  MTU:512  Metric:1
>      RX packets:85 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>      TX packets:17 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>      Interrupt:0 Base address:0x0

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Thanks to all who responded so quickly.  Here's a summary of the solution 
(so to speak).

The first reply was from D.J. N8QLB who noted that I was configuring the 
route statement incorrectly.  It should be:

 route add -net sl0

So it was the first thing I tried.  Sure enough, now everything worked.  I 
can now telnet and ftp.  BUT... when I typed "ifconfig" to see the 
configuration, the it still showed:

   Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 96-6C-98-B2-40-40-12-F8-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00


Then Terry and John Paul sent me a note asking if I compiled the tools 
correctly by specifying AX.25 in the configuration.  I had in fact done so 
(or so I thought :-).  So I thought I had better try again.  I recompiled 
the tools, configured them for AX.25, then "make install."  When I typed 
"ifconfig" all was well!  It's as if I compiled the tools incorrectly, but I 
am sure I did it right the first time. 

So I am wondering, since everything was newly installed, that I perhaps 
installed the tools BEFORE I compiled the kernel with the AX.25 in it.  I 
suspect this might have been my problem.  What order should things be done?  
Configure and compile the kernel, then configure and compile the net-tools?  

Again, thanks everyone, I'm up and running with my fifth Linux box with 
AX.25.  I have noticed that this set of AX.25 (version 026) is a bit quicker 
on the transmit turn around time.  I'm getting good responses and good 

Steve, N7HPR

Naval Postgraduate School,  Monterey, CA 93943

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