I am connecting my win95 machine to my Linux box using SLIP. To do
this I have set up a new "slipuser" account and set its login shell to
/sbin/diplogin (I tried setting it to /sbin/dip -i as it says in the
man page but it didn't work). Once I had done this, I could login from
Win95 using SLIP, and I could ping the win95 machine from Linux but I
couldn't reach the linux machine from win95. This got me stomped at
first, then I noticed that I had to do a "ifconfig 192.168.0.1
pointopoint 192.168.0.2 up" in order to get the link working because
ifconfig reported that sl0 wasn't being set up to pointopoint.
192.168.0.1 is Linux the other is Win95. I also had to "route add
192.168.0.2 because DIP didn't add it itself. Well, I am a newbie at
Linux and networking in general, but from the DIP man page I thought
that DIP should do the above by itself. Is there a way to set up the
link correctly with the above commands automatically once a SLIP
connection has been made?
My setup is the following :
- Linux version is Slackware 2 with kernel version 1.1.18 (Old, I
know. I intend to get the latest)
-DIP version is 3.3.7
- I am dialing in on ttyS1 using a null-modem cable.
- I also have a loopback device configured
Thanks for the help!