Re: Please help with lan problems

Richard B. Johnson (
Tue, 20 May 1997 13:55:32 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 20 May 1997 wrote:

> I am haveing a problem, hopeing that some one can tell me what the
> problem is. I am running kernal 2.1.37 and the problem is that when I
> went to this new kernal, my wifes computer (on the lan) will not work on the net
> I did run tcpdump and see that the requests are going to the net (va the linux
> firewall). When I use ver 2.0.30 every thing was fine, the only reason the I
> went to the newer ver is that my lan card is a pci card and the support for it
> was in the 2.1.* kernals. Also I have seen that when she trys to run Netscape
> it just says looking up * , any help would be great (so she gets off my back)


Somewhere in your startup files, i.e., /etc/rc.d/rc.inet.. put the following

echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forwarding

This should fix. You can do this by hand first to try it out.

Dick Johnson
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