How to connect laptop and desktop w/NICs
freebsd at penguinpowered.org.uk
Sun Apr 13 08:16:11 PDT 2003
On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 01:13:55PM +0100, Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
> So far, so good. I can ping each machine from the other, and reset these
> settings on startup.
> However, the laptop (which I decided to make a client of the desktop, now
> that I have a modem for the desktop) cannot ping past the gateway. I have
> the default router set to the desktop, but something else must be wrong.
> Do I need to have inetd or natd running explicitly for this to work?
Do you have
in /etc/rc.conf ? If not you need to add this.
If you did need to add this, then run (as root)
to save having to reboot. You should now be able to ping past the
gateway, but you might need to set NAT up as well. For this, just add
the -nat flag to your ppp startup command.
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