This is the situation. I have a Red Hat 9.0 Workstation connected direct to a Windows XP Box, which is connected to the DSL Modem.
inet addr: 192.168.1.1
Firewall settings on the Linux box are turned off.
I can ping from linux to winxp with no problem. "ping 192.168.1.1"
I can also access the webserver running on the winxp box by directing Mozilla to 192.168.1.1:28000.
I cannot ping from winxp to the linux box. "ping 192.168.1.2"
I cannot access the internet from the linux box, even with the IP addresses.
The route table for the linux box is:
dest:192.168.1.0 Gateway: * Genmask: 255.255.255.0 Flags: U metric: 0 Ref: 0 Use: 0 Iface: eth0
dest:169.254.0.0 Gateway: * Genmask: 255.255.0.0 Flags: U metric: 0 Ref: 0 Use: 0 Iface: eth0
dest:127.0.0.0 Gateway: * Genmask: 255.0.0.0 Flags: U metric: 0 Ref: 0 Use: 0 Iface: lo
I want to make sure both boxes can recognize each other, and then hopefully set up the resolver for URL's in linux to work ok.