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Old 01-24-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
islord
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Sharing internet connection between Slackware and XP via crossover cable


Hello!

I've been searching the forums for the last three days without any resoults. Ok, the thing im trying to do should be a no-brainer, but i can't seem to find the problem. I wanna do the following:
internet <----- WinXP Pro box <-----> Slack10.0 box

Ok. I enable ICS on NIC thats connected to the internet.
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RCA USB Cable Modem
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-95-A5-16-40
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.249.xxx.xxx
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.xxx
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 194.249.xxx.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 193.2.1.66
193.2.1.72

Then on my second NIC i set the following:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-5E-22-63-32
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

And as for the final stage of this setup, i go to Slack box and edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
IPADDR[0]="192.168.0.2"
NETMASK[0]="255.255.255.0"
USE_DHCP[0]=""
DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]=""

# Default gateway IP address:
GATEWAY="192.168.0.1"

and also /etc/resolv.conf where i set both dns servers:
193.2.1.66
193.2.1.72

Oh yea just on more thing: ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:61:701:0F
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:318 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:323 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:36347 (35.4 Kb) TX bytes:34219 (33.4 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe600


I can ping linux box from XP and vice-versa. I cannot ping google.com which means im not connected to internet.
I can also SSH in my Slack box from XP.

I also read that i should do it the other way around ( configuring linux to act as a router, but i cant since my school is M$ oriented and i need it + im fairly new to linux and need to adjust first )


Any suggestions ?


Thank you!
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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your Linux box will need then ip address of the XP box as its gateway
this is in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

and, the linux box will need the dns address of your isp
which will go in /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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You seem to have everything you need on the Linux box, and you can connect to the XP box fine, it has to be either a problem with the gateway configuration (which looks fine to me), or with the routing on the XP box... but I don't know anything about Internet Connection Sharing on XP... I'm not sure that is within the scope of this forum, unless we have some XP wizards lurking about.

I am in agreement with what you have read, Linux makes a far better router than a Windows box.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 10:38 AM   #4
islord
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Quote:
Originally posted by guzzi
your Linux box will need then ip address of the XP box as its gateway
this is in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

and, the linux box will need the dns address of your isp
which will go in /etc/resolv.conf

@ guzzi

As you probably read from my first post both of those files have already been edited (i think correctly).
Im wondering tho if i need to change anything else, that might not have been metioned in other posts that i've read so far.
I still can't find the missing puzzle to my solution, will have to search harder.

:edit:
Could my problem be in USB connected cable modem ? ( because the pc thats connected to internet is running XP and it has modem connected through USB and a NIC with witch i connect to Linux box )


Thanks for fast replys.

Last edited by islord; 01-25-2005 at 04:25 AM.
 
  


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