ip forwarding; was Re: /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/ppp/resolv.conf, dhcp3-server and dnsmasq
Doug & others,
dat> DNS and IP forwarding are two separate issues.
OK; with ipmasq installed, a Debian client
communicates through the router system just as if
directly connected. One more small problem
dat> You need to enable IP forwarding as well
as: see /etc/sysctl.conf.
Prior to installing ipmasq, there was no forwarding
even with net.ipv4.conf.default.forwarding=1 .
ipmasq continues to work just as well with
net.ipv4.conf.default.forwarding commented out;
which I assume is equivalent to
net.ipv4.conf.default.forwarding=0 . (Ever
wish that configuration texts were less ambiguous?)
The Windows 98 client system is not so cooperative.
If it is connected to the Debian router with the
crossover cable which works for the Debian client,
the link lights are on but no communication
is evident. This is the pertinent stanza from
/etc/network/interfaces in the router.
# Interface to LAN 192.168.8.0.
iface eth3 inet static
up route add -host all-ones dev eth3
down route delete -host all-ones dev eth3
A hub and two patch cables produce the same
result as the crossover cable.
Any tips on how to get a Windows client connected?
Thanks, ... Peter E.