Simon Slater wrote: > On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 19:20 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> If I understand what is going on, your default route is probably set >> to 192.168.0.1 (Your old router?) so the system is trying to access >> 192.168.1.1 through a gateway that is no longer there. You can add a >> temporary route so you can talk to it. Something like: >> >> route add -host 192.168.1.1 eth0 >> >> or >> >> route add -net 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 eth0 >> > I tried both of these separately, could see the rule in the routing > table, but still could not ping the router. > That is strange, unless the interface connecting to the router is something other then eth0. > As I am close to installing F10 on that box (straight after lunch), I'll > try again when settled into Cambridge life. > > This leads to another question though: for years another box was > internet gateway and firewall by dialup connection, but now the new DSL > connection is through this new server. The DSL router is a Linksys unit > that can act as gateway, firewall, nat, make coffeee ... What functions > should be given to the Linksys unit and what should be done on the > server? Can doubling up functions on both cause trouble? > I would let the router act as the gateway, NAT, and firewall. You do not want to double up the gateway, NAT, or DHCP server. You may want to have a firewall running on all your machines. It adds another layer of security. If you are using all static IPs, then it does not matter if you run a DHCP server at all. On the other hand, you may want to consider running the DHCP server on the Linksys, or a machine that is up 24/7, and set up fixed IP assignments based on the MAC address of the machine requesting the lease. One other thing to keep in mind - you are probably going to want to change the name server IP address - ether to the Linksys router, or to a machine on the local network running a caching name server. (I like the second method, because you can have hosts on the local network resolve.) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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