Serious people for a serious solution

Serious people for a serious solution

Post by David Crepeaul » Fri, 19 May 2000 04:00:00

Having trouble with my static route.  I don't use Masquerade because I
get 8 IPs.  I can ping the outside network but I can't ping the
Machines behind my firewall from outside the network.  Please help me

                                            ADSL Modem
                                                       |    216.X.X.18
                                             Linux Firewall
                                                       |    216.X.X.19

|-----------------Machine #1

|                         216.X.X.20

|-----------------Machine #2

|                         216.X.X.21

-----------------Machine #3


Here's the ifconfig and route.  Please note the collisions for the eth1.

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:60:8C:ED:58:77
          inet addr:216.X.X.18  Bcast:216.216.X.X.23
          RX packets:28397 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:17500 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x210

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:60:97:1F:F0:E6
          inet addr:216.X.X.19  Bcast:216.X.X.255  Mask:
          RX packets:19384 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:22218 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:15 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x300

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:3924  Metric:1
          RX packets:163 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:163 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
216.X.X.18   *      UH    0      0        0
216.X.X.21   *      UH    0      0        0
216.X.X.20   *      UH    0      0        0
216.X.X.16 UG    0      0        0
216.X.X.16   *      U     0      0        0
216.X.X.0    *        U     0      0        0
eth1    *            U     0      0        0 lo
default         216.X.X.17         UG    0      0        0

I have been trying to resolve this for days but no one has even come
close to providing me with an answer. It doesn't seem like a difficult
task but I have become very discouraged with the way things are going.
Please help me out.  Don't forget to remove the NOSPAM.


1. Is Linux serious -- or just a serious toy?

I am the IT person in a NGO.  We wish to sack Bill Gates.  We chose
Linux to replace M$ because everybody keeps telling us how wonderful
it is, easy to use, and has all the apps we need.

We chose Debian Woody (yes, we know it is still unstable, but we're
waiting for the release) with KDE 2.2.2 (yes, we know about v3, but
again, the CD's...)

OK, so tell me this: with over 100 tetris clones, 70 clocks, 20 or 30
*sql managers, more than 150 different editors, and 6 or 7 biff front
ends, not to mention all those general email packages -- WHERE ARE THE

We are NOT "hackers" here.  we don't have time to get multiple degrees
in computer science just to show off how wonderful we are.  WE
actually WORK, doing DOCUMENTS and WEBPAGES.  Our computers are NOT
toys, they are TOOLS.

So, script kiddies, what should we write on our website?  That Linux
has what it takes to do a job of work?  Or that we gave it the boot in
favour of BeOS because Linux has all the usefulness of Pascal?

By the way -- our website only pulls 2500 hits/week, but it's seen by
lots and lots of people who are completely pissed off with Microsoft
-- and who will follow our lead.

What do we want?  Two packages, one for TTF, one for Postscript (ala
Adobe Type Manager), which will install fonts and make them available
to ALL the apps which want them.  We don't use *tex, *roff,
ghostscript, etc: we use WYSIWYG wordprocessors, databases,
spreadsheets & etc.  We expect to point the Font Manager at a font
file and push a button.

Can you script kiddies get an act together?

Ummm...  Don't bother flaming me.  If flaming is all you can do, that
answers my question elegantly: you lose.  And so will Linux.

2. Communication server with Linux

3. Serious Serious problem

4. ReiserFS bugfixes 9 of 13, please apply

5. Why do some people in cola become so serious now?

6. Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 and OpenBSD

7. GCC - serious problem

8. more packages in Redhat 2.1????????

9. serious ISDN/HiSax/Kernel problems in 2.2.13 and 2.2.16

10. Serious 80386 bug

11. Corrupt Superblock - is this serious?

12. Serious Linux bug, don't know where to send this to!

13. SERIOUS BUG IN QPOPPER 2.41 and lower