Ubuntu – Cannot ping static ip on eth1


I am trying to ping the network interface I have set up for eth1. This is my config:

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static

If I ping, I get:

Ping ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

Results of ifconfig tell me that the IPv4 address is I can ping this ip. Bcast and Mask are as expected (same as in definition).

I can ping from my macbook. I cannot ping locally or from my macbook. Any ideas why?

Best Answer

ping is an application, considering this it needs an existing connection between the sender and receiver, in other words a routing path; since you specify a gateway in your setup it means that everything that is send or received by has to pass through, and if it's not present in your topology you simply do not will have any connection at all from .

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