Getting LFS to be a router
Ok, before I start, everyone have a damned good giggle!
Yes, I fell into the trap of not documenting / backing up....! :O
Right, now to my problem / question...
My LFS6.0 was working fine until about 2 weeks ago when a power outage caused curruption to the primary partition. I had been trying for some time to get some stuff working, so I figured it was a good time to upgrade.
1 LFS6.2 CD (latest live install version) and a lot of sitting hunched up over the server later and it is up and running. Some nice things too!
Anyway, the box acts as, amongst other things, my internet firewall / router.
eth0 is my internal network. 192.168.1.253
eth1 is connected to my ADSL router 192.168.2.2 (ADSL router is doing NAT and is 192.168.2.1)
From linux box - can PING anything I want / need to.
From internal network can ping both eth0 and eth1 on linux box. I can't ping the ADSL router (or beyond) though.
I'm assuming that my box isn't routing / forwarding packets. (I never did understand why, in this situation I can ping the other interface on a box, but there you go!)
Where to now? I used to use route to set up a default route, but this seems to have been replaced by ip route .... which I can't figure out.
(as a side issue, I never did manage to figure out where to put the route command in the startup scripts and have always resorted to manually setting it up when the box is rebooted, so if I can fix this too!!!)
Can anyone provide me with a step-by-step guide on how to get this working before I go insane or am murdered by my frustrated family who can't get their daily internet fix? (Yes, it's open warfare amongst the kids fighting for the one PC I can connect directly to the 'net!!!!)
I have tried Googling, but the HOWTOS all seem to either be "How to set up an amazingly complicated router with 5 ISP links and policies for individual users traffic shaping" or "How to use the GUI on redhat to tick the right boxes."