intermittent LAN connection
Just wondering if anyone can offer some suggestions to my problem. I have slackware 9, running iptables for my firewall rules. I have a LAN on eth1, with the class C range 192.168.0.X, and eth0 is my gateway to the net. I have a cheap 4 port hub, that may indeed be the cause of my troubles.
When I set my internal machine to a static IP on the class C range 192.168... things seem to work OK .. for awhile. As soon as I get any collisions on my hub, my internal machines lose connectivity to the internet, but they can still see the gateway 192.168.0.1 and the IP for eth0 from my ISP. Nothing past that. This lasts until well after the collisions have stopped. Either I must wait until it decides to let me through again, or lease an external DHCP address for that machine, then switch back to masquerading.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...