How to connect laptop and desktop w/NICs

Timothy R. Simmons tsimmons77 at
Sun Apr 13 14:01:02 PDT 2003

On Sunday 13 April 2003 12:13 pm, 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?
> jcm

You do need to have natd running, along with a few other things. Check out

That should get you on the right path.

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