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I'm having an huge problem with my Mac, from months.

I have at home a linux server, a CuBox. It's running Archlinux, running fine. Everything works.

But the Mac can't ping the CuBox.

I will paste you a little log of what a ping gives.

Request timeout for icmp_seq 669
Request timeout for icmp_seq 670
Request timeout for icmp_seq 671
Request timeout for icmp_seq 672
Request timeout for icmp_seq 673
Request timeout for icmp_seq 674
ping: sendto: No route to host
Request timeout for icmp_seq 675
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 676
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 677
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 678
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 679
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 680
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 681
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 682
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 683
ping: sendto: Host is down
Request timeout for icmp_seq 684

And this cycling again and again. The issue is Mac software related, on Windows (Boot Camp) I can ping the CuBox.

With the help of reddit, http://www.reddit.com/r/applehelp/comments/19vbwf/mac_cant_ping_linux_server/ I made it working for 2h. The next day, (after making the computer sleep) the problem happened again.

For making things works 2h, I have played with sharing settings, disabling and enabling again. This trick is not working anymore now.

I really need to access to this CuBox. If anyone have a clue, please tell me what to test!

Thanks.

  • What does your routing tables says ? ( netstat -r ) – Matthieu Riegler Mar 13 '13 at 13:54
  • What does your firewall say? – Rob Mar 13 '13 at 13:55
  • What happens when you ping your router's IP address? What happens when you ping the IP of the Linux box instead of its host name? – bispymusic Mar 13 '13 at 15:41
  • netstat -r -> paste.placeholder.fr/show/202 No firewall on both. I ping always ip. – Cubox Mar 13 '13 at 19:59
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I recently solved a very similar problem by removing my ARP cache.

I have a MacBook Pro 2014 and Ubuntu 18.04 desktop which runs the SSH daemon, and every client works fine except my MacBook.

I ran Wireshark and observed that pinging my desktop is only resulting in ARP requests to be broadcasted — I couldn't see response packets. At first I thought it's a problem with my router interface, but since other computers worked fine that made little sense.

At last I decided I found out that I can remove my laptop's ARP cache by running this:

sudo arp -d <desktop's_ip>

and it solved my problem! This solved my problem!

  • I wish I could try this out, but obviously it's not a problem anymore... Maybe your answer will help someone in the future. – Cubox Apr 30 at 19:31

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