November 23rd, 2001, 02:35 PM
problem configuring linux router
i have set up R.H 7.1 to act as a router between a 2000professional and a ME machine..the problem is that ,when i ping the linux router from either the 2000 machine or the ME machine i get a reply only if i ping the respective machines from linux at the same time..if i dont ping from linux i dont get any reply..when i ping either of these machines from linux i am able to access one windows machine from the other..however when i stop pinging from the linux router the connection goes down..
i hope someone can show me a way out..i am not using an hub..all wiring has been done using crossover cabling..
hi there petemcevoy ..you know my network..may be you can help me..
November 23rd, 2001, 02:43 PM
Gonna take a shot as I dont know all of you configuration but have you checked the file /proc/sys/net/ip4/ip_forward and ensured it's set to 1 by typing echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ip4/ip_forward?
You may have to do it a few times to get it to stick.
November 24th, 2001, 03:20 PM
Could you elaborate on how you're routing your traffic, ie: ipchains/iptables?
In the meantime, you /could/ maintain connectivity by alt+F2 ing into a second virtual terminal (tty2) and pinging from there, alt+F1 back into tty1 and carry on with your work. Its a kludge but what the hell ;-)
November 24th, 2001, 05:50 PM