ltcmelo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 22:44:19 UTC 2005
>On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:52:30 +0200, Pasha R <e97665728 at 013.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 23:47 -0300, Leandro Melo wrote:
> > On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 19:31:37 +0200, Pasha <e97665728 at 013.net> wrote:
> > > Leandro Melo wrote:
> > >
> > > >Hi.
> > > >I just intalled Firestarter on my Fedora 2. The goal is to share my
> > > >Internet Fedora connection to my other computer at home that runs
> > > >Windows XP.
> > > >I followed the instructions at the Firestarter web site. I configured
> > > >my Internet connection with the eth0 device (naturally, this is my
> > > >hardaware device, but I'm using default's fedora network manager in
> > > >which I have a logical ppp0 device - I called it eth0MyConn - that
> > > >points to the eth0 hardware device). I also configured in Firestarter
> > > >the other device I'd like to share the connection with, which is eth1.
> > > >I configured it to use dhcp as it's suggested. The device eth1 is
> > > >connected to my other computer that runs Windows XP.
> > > >After doing the necessary configuration I finished Firestarter
> > > >installation normally.
> > > >The problems are:
> > > >
> > > >1 - When I try to start Firestarter (or when it starts by itself when
> > > >I dial up) it gives an error that "eth0 is not ready... check if the
> > > >connection is active". The point is that my connection is active, I
> > > >can use the internet normally, but Firestarter gives this error.
> > > >
> > > >2 - If I try to use the connection stabilished in Fedora from my
> > > >Windows XP, it doesn't work. In other words, the connection that is
> > > >supposed to be shared is not working, my Windows XP can't see the
> > > >connection.
> > > >
> > > >Can anyone help me out with these problems. I'm very new to linux.
> > > >
> > > >p.s.: I'll also try to send this message to firestarter mailling list,
> > > >but if anyone could help me out also here, I'd appreciate.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > You need to configure ppp0 as your device connected to internet.
> > > If you configure eth1 as using DHCP in firestarter, you also need to set
> > > up DHCP server on your FC2 box. If all you have is 2 computers, you
> > > probably don't need it. Just configure your machines with static IP
> > > addresses ( like 10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.2).
> > I tried to do this, but couldn't make it.
> > When I add these static IPs, do I neet to created submasks and default
> > gateway access?
> > Here's what I got so far.
> > I'm using Network Configuration tool for my Adsl connection. So, in
> > Network configuration tool I have 2 physical devices: eth0 and eth1.
> > I created a logical devices for an ADSL connection. From the Network
> > configuration tool, I can see this device as: Devices ->ppp0 ,
> > Nickname-> eth0_ADSL, Type-> xDSL.
> > My internet connection in the fedora computer is fine. I got a
> > ethernet cable on device eth1 that goes to my computer running Windows
> > XP.
> > So, as I'm a total beginner in Linux, what are my next steps???
> > - Configure something else in Network Configuration tool...?
> > - Configure Firestaster, what exactly...??
> > I'd really appreciate any help.
> As I understand your Fedora PC already has a working Internet connection
> which you need to share.
> First, you need to configure eth1. Set it to statically allocated IP
> address. Set IP address to 10.0.0.1 (for example), subnet mask to
> 255.255.0.0 and no default gateway.
> Now you need to configure your WinXP machine. In your Connection
> properties dialog set to static IP address, IP address 10.0.0.2, netmask
> 255.255.0.0, default gateway 10.0.0.1 (or whatever address you set for
> eth1 on Fedora box) and set your DNS addresses. You can find your DNS
> addresses in DNS tab on Fedora box or in file /etc/resolv.conf.
> Ping 10.0.0.1 from your WinXP machine to verify your configuration.
> Now, in firestarter wizard, specify ppp0 as internet connected device,
> and eth1 as device for connection sharing. I must admit I never tried
> connection sharing with firestarter as I have only 1 computer at home,
> but I hope it will work.
Allright, I'm almost there.
Thanks for your tips already, but I still got one problem.
I did everything just as you described. I can now ping my windows
computer from fedora and I can also ping my fedora computer from
I'm also able to start firestarter firewall without errors. However, I
cannot access the Internet from my Windows computer yet.
Here's my network configuration in firestarter.
Internet connected network device
Detected device(s): Dialup device (pppo)
Local network connected device
Detected device(s): Ethernet device (eth1)
Enable Internet connection sharing: True
Enable DHCP for local network: False
My configuration of ppp0 and eth1 in the Network Configuration Tool is
exactly the same as you suggested me to do (so is my Windows
Can anyone help me give this next step???
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