I have a windows network which has two RH7.2 (Enigma)
hosts on it. I have samba installed & working fine.
I want one of the RH hosts to talk to the Wins. gateway
& use its internet connection. I am (vaguely) aware that
I have to configure IP masquerading by the RH host lets say
192.168.0.100 to use the gateways IP. lets say 192 168 0 1.
This is on a /24. Do i do this via IP chains? Can you point
me to some documentation/walk through online that hold
newbie hands through the process? I have tried the RH docs
& to be honest found them quite confusing. Infact I have found the whole firewall bit quite tuff.
BTW cool s/w.
You have a windows server the provides an internet connection for your network? You are trying to setup your linux box to use that internet connection? correct?
If this is all you are trying to do, then you don't need to setup ip masquerading on the linux box. You just need to set the windows server as the gateway on your Red Hat box.
You set the gateway's ip address in /etc/sysconfig/network. Then as the root user, service network restart. You will need to set the DNS server addresses in /etc/resolv.conf.