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  1. #1

    Ip address issue


    I am running an embedded linux. It has an ip address, say A. This what I did:

    1. changed the ip address to B and didn't reboot (I can't afford rebooting)
    2. did wget <web page>
    3. tcpdump shows the outgoing packet is having ip address A
    4. ifconfig show the correct modified ip address, address B
    5. after around 3 hours wget, ping stops working
    6. when I reboot, everything is fine, with tcpdump showing ip address B.

    Could anyone please point out what is wrong here ?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    When you changed your IP address, you probably should have restarted the network service.

  3. #3
    Thanks for replying. I did restart the network service.

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  5. #4
    There was a bug in the firewall script. I solved the issue using
    "iptables -t nat --flush" command

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