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Gateway assignment?

Posted on 1998-11-16
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a Linux server doing the routing to the ISP and the masquerading just fine. My WinNT boxes have no problem using the Linux server as the gatway to the Internet.

Now, I have a Linux laptop connected to the Ethernet and I want to tell it to use the other Linux server as the gatway to the Internet. Do I configure routed for that? How to best achieve that?

Many thanks

Question by:mauricetokyo
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Accepted Solution

harrys earned 100 total points
ID: 1587661
Ff you linux router is a static route should do it.
eg <route add default> on the laptop, theres no need for dynamic routing here, or do I miss the point?


Expert Comment

ID: 1587662
harrys is right. all you need is to set a default route to your linux router.


Author Comment

ID: 1587663
Thanks, but I know that. Maybe I should have written my question differently. Of course, if I add static route then I see the internet fine. But when I am on the road and dial out using my PCMCIA modem it will try to find the network but it is not connected and I have to take eth0 down with ifconfig.

Can I automate all these with gated?

That is the real quesiton, but since I was too stupid to ask it right in the first time, I still award you the points.

Best regards


Expert Comment

ID: 1587664
Don't you use some kind of script to dial your isp? That might be the place to remove the default route.

Author Comment

ID: 1587665
The problem is that xdm hangs during login if it is not connected to the ethernet, for some mysterious reason.

I am forced to boot linux, ctrl-alt/F2 to do a mingetty login, comment the route adds in rc.local, shutdown now -r and then dial into my isp with pppd.

This clearly is not nice.

Any ideas? I am increasing the points...


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