Hi there. I am another Linux newbie trying to set up RH 7.1 as a firewall for 2 Windows 2000 machines. I had this working :) but I broke it somehow :( I have reinstalled.
I have spent about 30 hours so far trying set up the network (configuring hosts, routes, default gateways, dns, dhcp etc, etc, etc)
The server has 2 ethernet cards which seem to be installed ok. I am using gnome.
my server is binaryserv with ip 127.0.0.1
I have lo installed ok
I have eth0 with 192.168.0.10
I have eth1 with 192.168.0.11
abc1 is 192.168.0.20
binaryone is 192.168.0.21
I can ping abc1 but not binaryone
I have tested the physical network by booting to DOS and it is working
If I do dmesg | grep -i irq
it says PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:07.2
IRQ routing conflict in pirq table for device 00:07.2
Would that stop me from pinging?
Also, I would like the Linux box to be a DNS server for the network. I have tried and tried to set it up but I can't get it working. (I think I have it working now, how do I test it)
I have followed the instructions to get this working:
- in 2 red hat linux books
- following howtos and minihowtos
- using man pages
- using linuxconf documentation
- from a linux web site
- following previous EE questions.
The problem is I don't understand what I am doing. As I have said I have put at least 30 hours into this and I am running out of ideas. If you need me to type commands and tell you the results, I can. If you need .conf files, specify which ones. I can find them and paste them up.
If you can help me get this working I will be really, really greatful.