Hi all, I am having some serious dramas trying to configure a Network Bridge between the network cards facing the Web and My Lan on my Suse 9.0 box.
I have had some very bizarre results, the current situation is as follows:
I can ping from a Client to the LAN side card in the server and vice versa.
I can see and ping the web from the web side card in the Server.
I get a response from the 3 Lan machines (all suse 9.0) and the server if i do a broadcast ping.
I cannot get any web connectivity from the LAN to the web.
Also, If i ping from a client to the server or vice versa on more than 3 occaisions, the responding machine locks up beyond recovery and requires rebooting. I am certain that this is not network card related as i have tried numerous network cards and the results are the same
The two Network cards in the server are configured and recognised and show up as "normal" using the ifconfig command.
Web side card is configured as DHCP, the issued IP to it is allways in a different subnet to the LAN cards which I believe is preferred (please correct me if i am wrong) Lan side cards are static IP in the 192.168.0.1-255 range.
It seems that the server knows the two cards exist but cant make the cards actually speak to each other. Using Brctl enables me to build and configure a bridge, all seems ok but the bridge still does not work.
I have been through all the SUSE doc and Howtos i can find as well as various other Howtos but still no joy. I had a similar problem with Suse 8 but it resloved itself before I could actually find out what the problem was.
Does anyone have any ideas???