Small Home Network

Guillaume Pancak gpancak at
Sun Nov 26 08:47:56 PST 2000

On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 09:09:21AM +0200, Ian.F.Skosan wrote:
> Hi there I,am still a bit new to Linux but are enjoying it.
> I have two PC's on a home network. but how do I allow both PC,s to surf the
> net at once.
> What IP,s must I have in the resolv.conf file and what must my routes be.
> I still abit new to the routing commands.
> My Home network
> My ISP                 P. Nameserver
>                        S.Nameserver
> Thank you 
> Ian
hi Ian,

Fisrt, you need to enable IP_forward, both in your kernel and in /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward.

Second in your resolv.conf you need to add two lines like :

#begin /etc/resolv.conf
#End of /etc/resolv.conf

third, you certainly need to configure ip_masquerade or a proxy (ex: squid).

The rest depend of what kinds of link you use to connect your network to internet. But usually you need to have set a default route to your isp. this job is 
often make by pppd daemons.. looks various Howto's to do this. like ppphowto or and ip masq howto...etc...etc..


guillaume pancak
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