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Old 03-23-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
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the ultimate newbie question

Newbie in RedHat 8.0: installed a proxy server on an XP box to run internet to Linux machine. worked well until DCHP settings were destroyed on XP machine through the network wizard. Tried running a fixed IP with no success.

Now, after DCHP is reinstated, my network consistently times out and my proxy won't work even though the redhat network settings have ostensibly been returned to thier original configuration.

Any suggestions?
Old 03-23-2003, 02:35 PM   #2
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If you only have 2 machines forget DHCP - use fixed IPs (you can keep a small DHCP range for visiting clients)
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I agree. If you just want to experiment with DHCP, its good exercise, but otherwise just choose two static (fixed) IPs. There are some numbers set aside that DHCP also uses. If you set up DHCP editing dhcpd.conf directly, you are probably aware of the range. If not, I use numbers like or or any one starting with 192.168.0. and you use netmask You can set this up in the any of the Network Device or Network desktop configurators.

DHCP uses a server and client and does work on these machines. That could be what got fouled up. Better to just put them out of the picture. Were you using DHCP as a necessary part of your internet connection? Better to use Masquerade, then you have a nice firewall going at the same time. There is an excellent tutorial here:

You should know there is at least one error at the HOWTO there, you are supposed to chmod two scripts there, not just one. Here is the page with the ommited chmod,

Otherwise it worked with just a little fussing.
Old 03-23-2003, 05:02 PM   #4
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I agree that is the best way is to use the linux box as the gateway but alexfoss seems to be doing it the other way round.


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