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Old 07-19-2004, 06:55 AM   #1
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Angry Routing ftp and pop3

We are having some trouble with routing. Using SUSE 9.1 for the Router and SUSE 9.0 for the Squid Proxy.

The Router has 3 Network Cards

The Squid Proxy has a DHCP from the Internet

We put a few windows boxes into the mix (Our network clients are all windows)
for testing.

A win98 box

A win XP laptop

We have the routing down on the laptop we can ping the 98 workstation and share files and all that stuff.

Squid works on all the parts of the network 192.168.x.x 172.18.18.x and 10.0.0.x

Our problem is FTP and Pop3 and everything except for http

Everything on the 192.168.x.x part of the network works with ftp and pop and http just fine because it is on the same side as the proxy BUT the clients on the other side of the router 172.18.18.x and 10.0.0.x will not connect to ftp or pop but again http works just fine.

Old 07-19-2004, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have studied the diagram, can't find anything wrong?
Maybe it's the configuration of ftp and pop that has to be taken care off.
As http works and you can ping any computer I'd look at that.
Old 07-19-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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Hi mate,

Sorry I'm not getting that setup clearly is it like this:

ADSL/Cable modem ------ Squid HTTP Proxy (9.2)
| |
Router box (9.1)---------------LAN 2

You say "The Squid Proxy has a DHCP from the Internet"?? Do you have 2 static IP addresses or a 2nd internet connection? Or is the Squid box only connected to the LAN 2 segment?

Your problem is clearly not that IP forwarding is disabled on the Router box as you can ping between the LAN subnets.

Your problem must be the "default gateway" on the router box (running SUSE 9.1). I get the following on my router (if <ip route> isn't available you will need to use the less friendly output of the depreciated <route> command):
[root@linux-router squid]# ip route dev ppp0 proto kernel scope link src dev eth0 scope link dev lo scope link
default via dev ppp0
[root@linux-router squid]#

My static internet IP address is assigned to a PCI ADSL modem in the box. At the bottom you see that this is the default route.

If this looks OK then I would ask whether you are firewalling the router box (by choice or default settings :-)?? What are your iptables settings for the router?

Sorry if this all sounds a bit obvious but thats where you need to start after all!!

Bill Gates #666 (aka Robert)


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