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Old 08-03-2003, 06:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy A routing Linux to win system problem

Ok..I got a question that has stumped my lin buds. I got 3 machines up and running...2 are dual boot XP,Mandrake 9.1 boxes..and the other a 98se machine for my roomate. I've configured the 4th machine onto my cable modem into my router(lac of nic cards). That one is running a dhcp server. Now everything works just great..except one problem.

Every few hours or more..the xp systems lose their web. Now xfers and irc and IM all still keep working..but the web stops. Ive tried all the repairing in XP..but nothing solves it but a reboot into xp for BOTH machines. That or neither can access web pages. Now what I can't figure out here is why the 98 machine is totally unaffected..and keeps running web sites along with the rest...without a renewing of ip or reboot..but both XP machine need a reboot. The server relays no errors what so ever.

The answer I keep getting is USE A ROUTER!
I relay the virtual ip's to the rest of the network. The Linux server is directly connected to the cable modem, and then conected to the hub to spit out the ips. I would simply use the hub option..but my serv prov gives me only 2 ips and 46.00 for 2 more.can anyone tell me why my xp boxes stop using web but can still use p2p,chat, and IM unless they are rebooted and the 98 machine doesn't ?

Naturally I'd ask the serv prov for help, but if you talked to these so called (techs) then youd understand.(lv 3 arent even that bright). Also the fact theyd be angry Im masquerading my ip wouldn't help.

If there is any solution (not wiping xp) Please help!
Old 08-03-2003, 10:29 AM   #2
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I can't demystify the mystery of what's happening but you could try giving them static internal IP's dumping the DHCP and leave them running for a few hours and see if the same thing happens, only thing I can think off my head is some windows firewalls like norton and zonealarm can cause problems but if you're not using any behind the linux machine then that blows that (pardon the pun) out the windows
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can anyone tell me why my xp boxes stop using web but can still use p2p,chat, and IM unless they are rebooted and the 98 machine doesn't ?
Is this a Linux question or a Microsoft Windoze question?

And I thought this was the Linux Networking forum.

Perhaps your question would be better suited to a Windoze XP forum where experts knowledgeable in that proprietary operating system can assist.


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