> Hello -
> Ive got a home network with a RH Linux box as a gateway/firewall with
> several Windows PCs on the inside. Some sites (for example
> http://www.boston.com) do not load on the internal PC, but it loads
> fine on the Linux gateway. Any ideas as to why this would happen and
> how to remedy it?
> Thanks a lot.
since you didn't provide us with enough facts we'll try it this
way for the beginning: Does your problem affect all sites or only
You might need to change the MTU value of your network settings...
I've heard from some people having the same problem and solved it
that way. Try to search google for how to change MTU.
If this problem happens with all sites you better check
the connection to the linux box first!
Do you get a response with a ping linux_box from the win pc's?
Check route to the internet by issuing a ping from the win_pc's to
lets say boston.com: ping 126.96.36.199 (yeah, it's boston.com)
If you get a response then there is an error with your dns.
Alternatively you might check it with nslookup boston.com.
If you haven't installed dns you can't resolve names.
Another possible cause is that you haven't setup the routes correctly.
If you have a lot of web-frontends to manage your network and configure
your services sooner or later you will need a tool like Monzai!
Since it is so hard to describe Monzai, please have a look at