I have run accross a very anoying problem. I have a small network
at home, - cable internet through a linksys router, a couple windows boxes,
and a redhat system used for my mail, webserv, etc.
Now... what i find happening (and not sure what caused it) here it goes...
from my windows PC - I can ping anything outside "i.e. yahoo.com".
from my LINUX box, I can ping anything outside as well.
From my linux box, I can also ping my windows system.
however, from my windows sytem, I cannot for the life of me, ping my linux
box (on its private internal address).
using port forwarding from the router however, I can ping my linux box -
i.e. (from my windows mahcine
I go outside, then come in throught the router and at that point I can hit
the webservice on the linux box,
but I have to go outside first.
Anyone know what could be causing this... I trashed the firewall rules
- /sbin/ipchains -F
and nothing is there...
This one is bazar!
Thank you everyone