Re: Intranet plus cable connection.
From: Oliver O'Boyle (o.oboyle_at_celerica.ca)
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 01:45:08 -0500
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> Is the above described lash up sufficient or do I need an external
> router box in the circuit somewhere?
you need a crossover cable between your linux box and your w98 box
otherwise your tx will go to your tx as opposed to your rx. in other
words, both machines will be talking but neither listening. if you
use a crossover cable, you don't need a hub or switch to make this
on linux, enable forwarding (routing) between interfaces, and
configure your inside interface like this (outside will use DHCP from
ifconfig 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
and configure your w98 interface with an ip address of 192.168.0.2
subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and with a gateway of 192.168.0.1. it can
use the DNS servers from your ISP.
ping each computer from the other to ensure IP connectivity. then,
from w98, ping a server (using IP address) on the internet that you
know isn't quenching ICMP echo's. if this works, ping same server
using DNS name (host.domain.com). if these work, you are good to go.
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