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Old 03-07-2003, 10:00 PM   #1
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routing help

I just installed a DSL mode and also a NetGear Cable/DSL VPN Firewall unit that sits between the cable/dsl mode and my home computers.

I plugged the unit in and it work with my Windows based machines. They all have private network addresses of 192.168.0.x I can surf the net no problem.

Where i am having an issue is with a Linux box that I plan to run a web server on. My ISP provided me with one static IP address e.g to use. The ip of my NetGear unit is I set the ip of the eth0 device on the Linux box to the static IP that my provider gave me ( I have tried to create a variety of routes trying to get the linux box and the NetGear unit to talk. I want the Linux boxes default route to go to the NetGear firewall unit. No matter what routes I have tried, I cannot ping the NetGear unit from the Linux box even though I have tried to create a static route from the Linux box to the address using eth0. I have also tried adding a route add -net default gw (not sure if i need this or if just a static route will do). When the web site is hit from externally, I will want all traffic routed by default back through the eth0 device.

Can someone tell me what route(s) I need to set up so that these two units can talk to each other? Also, will these routes stay permanent or is there some other file that I also need to modify? I have been using ifconfig to try and set this up, but I have not been successful at this point.

Any help greatly appreciated


Old 03-08-2003, 01:08 AM   #2
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From my understanding, if your issued a static IP, wouldn't your router be getting that or do you have actually two IP addresses being issued to you. Maybe one for DHCP and another for static ?

Also check with your router documentation if it can handle passing a static IP directly from an ISP to one of your machines.


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