pc/linux tcp/ip problems..
E Frank Ball
frankb at efball.com
Mon Jan 24 19:08:43 PST 2000
} > Subject: Re: pc/linux tcp/ip problems..
} > Well all has been solved! all I had to do is add the two networked machines
} > ips to the route table per your directions and VOILA! everything pings great
} > and as well Masquerading is up and operating (less than 15 minutes ater your
} > email!)
} > Thanks again You saved me a few Tylenols :)
} > -David Johnson
} There is something that does bother me in the use of static routes :
} Use of static routes can be useful in many cases, but does not scale well
} as you add new machines. For this reason, it is best to avoid it unless
} you have no other way to enact a solution.
} There should be an rc file of some sort in /etc or /etc/init.d or
} /etc/rc?.? (guesses) for RedHat where you can set whatever working routing
} addition(s) solve these problems to automate the network setup at each
I'm also bothered. You shouldn't have to use any route commands to do
what you are trying to do.
Here is the config file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
from my dsl firewall machine:
Notice the network and netmask are defined in this file. That should
take care of the routings for any 192.168.0.XXX address.
If I type "route" I get several lines, including this:
192.168.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
which says to use eth1 for any 192.168.0.XXX address.
The other thing is to add the name/IP addresses of you local network
machines to /etc/hosts if they aren't there already. Then you can
address them by name or nickname.
E Frank Ball frankb at efball.com
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