ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
>> I hope this isn't sacriligious(spelling?) but I'm looking for some help with
> my small home network.
>> I have a linux laptop connected to a Windows '95 box. Now, I can ping the
> windows box without any difficulty from the laptop, but can't do the
> reverse. I have installed TCP/IP on the windows box - I now have two
> versions of it - one linked to the modem and one to the nic. Is this right?
>> My question is - what do I need to set up on the windows box to make it work
> properly? When I tried to ping the laptop from the pc without being
> connected to the net, it started the ESAT surfnolimits connection. So, what
> do I need to configure?
There's an auto-connect 'feature', which combined with a lack of routes on
the 98 box means it thinks that the Linux box is on the internet somewhere.
Put a route on the 98 box, and make it permanent.
route -p add 192.168.1.20 mask 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.30
> I ask this question in here, because I fiugure that some of you have done
> this before and may be able to help. I had it working before, but due to
> having had to re-install my Win '95 system a while back, i can't do it
>> The relevant numbers/names are as follows:
>> Name of Windows PC: winpc.com
> IP Address: 192.168.0.30
>> Linux Laptop: linuxlaptop.com
> IP Address: 192.168.0.20
You should seriously consider switching this to using the 192.168.1.x
subnet, as there are many reports of the .0. net causing problems.
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