This is a bit embarrassing... The Linux box was configured correctly. But,
I found that PC I was using to test connectivity had an incorrect IP
For those reading this that are looking for hints read the below:
If you are not using routing and want all PCs to have connectivity, make
sure that the netmask is the same for all PCs.
Then make sure that you match the IP address with the netmask. Example: if
you have 255.255.255.0 as a netmask, your IP net address on all PCs in this
non-routed network will need to have the same starting number (I believe
called octets). This is very important!
The problem was this:
Linux netmask - 255.255.255.0
Linux IP address - 192.168.1.1
2nd PC netmask - 255.255.255.0
2nd PC IP address - 192.168.2.1 (this address should have been 192.168.1.2)
I hope this helps someone!
Thanks to Malware and Jon Niehof for your assistance! Your questions helped
>> Thanks for the reply. A lot of my frustraction is the HOWTO docs are
>> helping. I've tried "route add ..." many times and I also checked
>> /etc/sysconfig/network to verify it's insertion. I'm thinking that one
>This way we are stuck. Plz post the output of "ifconfig -n eth0" and