My DHCP conf. file is :
# DHCP Server Configuration file.
# see /usr/share/doc/dhcp*/dhcpd.conf.sample
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option domain-name "ngouts.com";
option domain-name-servers 192.168.1.200;
option routers 192.168.1.200;
subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0
range 192.168.1.202 192.168.1.254;
hardware ethernet A0:00:00:04:C7:64;
There is an ADSL broadband router before the linux router. (This linux box will act as a router as well as DHCP server). Is it necessary to configure DHCP server to provide Internet access to all the LAN users? If not so, I will not need the DHCP server. Any way I need to distribute the Internet to all LAN users and I need to control some sites form their access. So the same box will be configured as a Firewall as well.
The clients are MS windows user. So i went to the client and oped the dos command mode. I issued the command :
ipconfig and it gives the output:
Connection-specific DNS suffix : ngouts.com
IP address: 192.168.1.252
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gw: 192.168.1.200
here ngouts is my dns name. 192.168.1.252 is the valid ip address given by the dhcp server. But if i ping 192.168.1.200, the output comes as a request time out.
if I ping 192.168.1.252 from the linux to ms client, the same error.
the ping is not blocked. Any page cant be opened from the clients.
There are 2 NIC. eth1 ( 192.168.1.200 )is connected to INTERNET and eth0 (192.168.1.201) to LAN switch.
MS client is configure to Obtain IP automatically. So what can be the problem here.