Network is blocked till ping is issued

Florian A. Voegel fvoegel at
Thu Aug 30 09:07:52 EST 2007

Hi Antonio,

sounds to me like it could be a classical ARP problem. Have you checked the ARP cache on the non-Linux machine?

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:27:19 +0200
"DI BACCO ANTONIO - technolabs" <Antonio.DiBacco at> wrote:

> I have two hosts (NotLinux) and (linux- on
> a vlan.
> On the linux box the vlan interface is created with vconfig and is
> attached to a Virtual PHY (fixed PHY).
> When Linux box starts up, NotLinux wants to setup a TCP connection with
> "Linux box" and sends a SYN packet receiving no answer from "Linux box".
> If from the console of "Linux box" I issue a ping to NotLinux then,
> after a while, the linux box starts responding to Windows.
> Bye,
> Antonio.
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