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systemparadox 08-17-2004 12:43 PM

Network Bridge- IR to Ethernet
I have a standard ethernet network. One of the computers attached to the network is my laptop. Connected to my laptop by means of ppp over infrared is my zaurus (linux pda).
I can ping the zaurus from the laptop.
I can ping the laptop from the zaurus.
I can ping the laptop's ethernet interface from the zaurus.

What I cannot do is ping any other computers on the ethernet from the zaurus. I have done
"echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward" on the laptop, and
"route add default gw" on the zaurus.

My laptop is running the stock slackware 9.1 kernel (2.4.22). I have read several howtos on this, but (in addition to being about separating two groups of computers to reduce traffic) are for redhat style distros with a /etc/sysconfig/ dir. Slackware does not have one. I have read in several places that I will need to recompile my kernel- PLEASE don't say I need to do this.

Also, is there a better name for what I am trying to do?

Thanks in advance

pingu 08-18-2004 03:56 AM

What IP's do you have on zaurus + laptop? - is that laptop's ethernet or ir?

systemparadox 08-18-2004 08:51 AM

I seem to have got it working- I think I did something wrong in the routing tables.
Thanks anyway

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