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Old 12-02-2003, 08:02 AM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: Gentoo, Slackware
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2 NIC's...No Internet

I got sick of running RedHat 9 on a machine that I use for masquerading and firewalling so I installed Slackware 9.1 (maybe this should be in the Slackware forum?) Anyway, in this machine I have 2 NIC's. One should be the external one (i.e. the Internet), the other should be an internal one. I have managed to get to the point where I can ping all of the other machines on my internal network (from the masqing machine) and they can ping the masqing machine. Now I just need to get the masqing box to connect to the internet through my cable modem using DHCP and I guess I'm kinda lost. When I had RedHat all I had to do was start GNOME (which I hate) and use redhat-config-network to do it. Anyway, I'm at work right now and don't have access to my home machines so if you have any suggestions that would be great.

Old 12-02-2003, 03:47 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: SuSe 9.0
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Hey dude i can help you out i use slackware too...

But i have a problem too maybe you could help me 2 its easy...

i have a old slackware distro that way i have a old 3com nic driver.
The driver is full of bugs so im looking for the slackware 9.0 driver
otherwise my network hangs... :S

the driver is located in the

if not u can find it with: locate 3c59x.c

would u like to sent that 3 files to my e-mail adress:

dude i have a nice tutorial for u written by myselve including a firewall its all u need

man i found the man who could help me and the man wo need my help
Let's deal :P

like to hear from you soon!


Last edited by eyewittness; 12-02-2003 at 04:06 PM.
Old 12-03-2003, 11:49 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Slackware
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>Now I just need to get the masqing box to connect to the internet through my cable modem using DHCP

You need;
a working module loaded to drive the second network card
to run dhcp client on the interface
maybe to set your isp's nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf
Once you have got internet access from the machine to work
enable NAT for the rest of the machines.

you probably want the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1or /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2 set to use
dhcp on the second network card.


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