need sugestions

arne anka openmoko at
Mon Nov 23 14:27:17 CET 2009

> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:2a:a9:4d:fb
>           inet addr:  Bcast:

here's something wrong already.
a) eth0 should not have address (for the purpose of easy  
access to the fr, that is) and
b) specifically not, when everything is disconnected

> usb0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr d2:d8:e1:48:cd:a2
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:39 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:5321 (5.1 KB)
> usb0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr d2:d8:e1:48:cd:a2
>           inet addr:  Bcast:   
> Mask:
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

eth0 retains the ip and usb0 does not get any.
in theory you need the two first commands i posted now (ifdown usb0 and  
ifconfig), in praxi it wouldn't help much since it most likely clashes  
with your existing network configuration.

> here im trying to add a new route : sudo route add-host dev
> usb0

hardly probable to work -- usb0 has no ip. you did not do ipdown/ifconfig.

there are some serious issues with your network configuration (from the  
point of fr networking at least), which need to be solved first.
theoretically, you could circumvent them by using another mask and  
iptables and stuff.

what's for the moment is mots important, is to figure out why eth0 uses and why it does retain the ip even when disconnected (by  
which i mean cable being unplugged).
most lilkly avahi is guilty ...

please, check the necessary tools for the configured network properties  
(there should be some tools with graphic user interface available, if  
everything fails, post the content of /etc/network/interfaces) and figure  
out, what ip range your router uses.
furthermore, check if the software on your fr contains an text editor.

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