You must bridge the two nics on the Mandrake box. Download Webmin from
webmin.com to make it easier. However you might have some problems. My setup
is similar here but with my machine (smoothwall) I have my DSL router
connected to eth0 and eth1 to my LAN. eth0 picks up an ipaddress via DHCP
from the router (192.168.1.5) however eth1 needs a different ip range or
subnet for the bridge to work. So in my case I have eth0 as 192.168.1.5 and
eth1 as 172.20.1.2 with the rest of my LAN having IP addresses beginning
For the LAN it self the gateway is set to the IP address assigned to eth1
Hope this helps
----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 11:59 AM
Subject: [ILUG] Network Problem [probably OT]
> Im sure im missing something very silly but here goes.....
>> Ive two linux boxes one Mandrake and t'other Red Hat which I can network
> nicely through a little Netgear hub no bother at all.
>> I need to add a Windoze 2k box becasue my new printer hasnt got a Linux
> driver that I can find that works 100%. and I cant get the PC to network!
>> So the Mandrake box has two nic's eth0 for the cable modem and eth1 for
> the LAN. Eth0 is DHCP and is A ok Eth1 I have set to static with an IP of
> 192.168.0.2 both interfaces come up fine. On the windows box I've set
> the TCP/IP properties to static with an address of 192.168.0.3 subnet
> mask of 255.255.255.0. I can ping both 127.0.0.1 and 192.168.0.3 on the
> windows box but not 192.168.0.2. Host unreachable.
>> Whats missing?
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