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Old 01-12-04, 10:05 AM   #3
Biased turkey
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
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I was exactly in the same situation as yours 1 month ago. I decided then to build my home network: 1 firewall/router and 1 client.
I used Redhat 9 but Mandrake is very similar. You should split the
problem in 2 stages:
1) configure your local network
2) configure the firewall.

1) It looks like your 2 local network cards ( on the server and on the workstation ) are fine.
If you want to ping , be sure to desable the firewall that comes with Mandrake installation on both systems because some firewall could make the system you are trying to ping invisible ( rejecting ICMP packets )
Do a ping "by IP adress" like ping
After that you'll have to configure the /etc/hosts files to match the names you'll give to the systems with their IP adresses.

2) For the router/firewall, I uses the Firestarter program ( you can use Turtlefirewall, but it requires the Webmin application )

Of course, reading the Linux network administrator guide and the the linux networking howto wouldn't hurt
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