I'm trying to set up my Linux network for simulation of a small ISP.
I've enabled the HTTP server successfully and set up iptables for a firewall mechanism.
I'm trying to run a static IP system so I don't have to worry with DHCP, but this yields some other problems.
Things you should know beforehand:
In the iptables file that loads Iptables I have an snat entry at the end which is supposed to do the same as masquerading would for DHCP.
I'm not recieving anything on the host for an IP address.
I cannot ping the gateway from the host.
HTTP runs correctly.
Although I'm running my network from server to host directly now, I will be incorporating an independant router later on.
Things I want to know:
How do I get the host or the server to pull/give the IP address? I'm pretty sure I've got everything on the host set up correctly as I've worked with a many XP systems.
What should I have for the gateway on the host side? Right now I'm using the IP address for the server. And the DNS entries are the same as my server.
Thanks for any Input as I'm stuck:(