[thelist] Stupid linux/router problem

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Thu Jul 5 18:32:01 CDT 2007

Are you sure that the OS is binding the IP to the network card? Can you telnet/SSH to the target IP Address and get a response?

Try ifconfig -a

and see what is bound to the known network cards.

-----Original message-----
From: Brent Eades beades at almonte.com
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 16:25:58 -0700
To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Stupid linux/router problem

> OK, this is probably a little off-topic. But here goes anyway.
> I've been running a personal web server through my DSL connection for
> several years. A few days ago I was hacked by some SOB's who planted a
> rootkit on the server, and kept using the back door to install a
> phishing site on my server. Yikes.
> So anyway; I soon realized that the only way to get rid of this rootkit
> was to reformat my drive and reinstall Linux. I decided to go with
> Fedora Core 6.
> So: traffic to this server (foo.com) is handled by a dLink router
> (address = I've assigned a permanent internal IP, via the
> router, to this server ( and placed it in the DMZ.
> I've reinstalled Apache, of course, and fiddled with KDE's 'network
> configuration' utility.
> And this is where things fall apart. At one point I guess I tried
> entering as the IP address for foo.com in some Linux
> config file.
> And now that I try to start the Apache httpd daemon, I keep getting an
> error: "cannot assign requested address: make sock: could not bind to
> address"
> I thought I'd removed all references to that address,,
> from my system -- apart from httpd.conf, which reads:
> Listen
> Anyway, it's been years since I last had to install a Linux distro; I
> just can't figure out how to get httpd up and running in this context.
> Suggestions?
> -- 
> Brent Eades	
> Almonte, Ontario
> http://almonte.com
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