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Old 01-12-04, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Mandrake 9.2 as Internet gateway for small local network

Hi all!

First of all: I'm a Linux-newbie, so please be kind to me ;-)

I'd like to use Mandrake 9.2 as an Internet gateway for my network... Does anybody know where I could find some info on this? I already installed the server and it sees both cards eth0 and eth1, eth1 for the local network doesn't seem to work, although the configuration is ok... I cannot connect to the server from my workstation (also running Mandrake 9.2...)

My configuration looked like this before I installed Mandrake on the server:

A Windows server connected to the local network using one card: for the server on the local card, and DHCP on the second card to the cable modem. Wingate as internet gateway where I could configure all ports for traffic in and out (like port 80 for http, 1080 for socks, 21 for ftp etc...)
I then installed Mandrake on my workstation, configured the proxy settings as mentioned above and everything worked...

Then I installed Mandrake on the server, and it tells me the next:
1. both network cards have been configured properly, in the configuration center I see eth0 as DHCP, eth1 as static
2. I can use the internet from the server, so this also works.

I cannot ping the server from my workstation or the other way around, although both have the same subnet masks (, and the IP's are configured as they should... Server and workstation and they still don't see eachother.

Maybe it's because my server name is some odd name I got from the cable provider like "" and not "tango" as it used to be???

Can anybody help me???

Thanks a lot in advance!


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