Ive been using Scott Morris’s cookbook on making your SuSE machine a home(or business) gateway. DHCP/DNS and Routing. Been playing with Beta 3 for openSuSE 11 and the routing applet in YAST is not there! Downloaded the obvious, using the Software Manager, but still no option to asign a default gateway to the DHCP interface. Ive asked Scott to provide another “cookbook” for us GUI restricted users.
Anyone have another answer…or am I pre empting the final release of openSuSE 11…
Can’t help with that one saltyp, hopefully someone will, but can you give more info on Scott Morris’s cookbook; a link so I can browse it?
> Ive been using Scott Morris’s cookbook on making your SuSE machine a
> home(or business) gateway. DHCP/DNS and Routing. Been playing with Beta
> 3 for openSuSE 11 and the routing applet in YAST is not there!
> Downloaded the obvious, using the Software Manager, but still no option
> to asign a default gateway to the DHCP interface. Ive asked Scott to
> provide another “cookbook” for us GUI restricted users.
> Anyone have another answer…or am I pre empting the final release of
> openSuSE 11…
Here you go swerdna. Good to see another Aussie:) flying the flag.
Cool Solutions: SUSE Router How-To
Scott worked for Novell for a couple of years I believe. He has always done a great job explaining things .
and thank you andreas, I will have a look at that one later. I am trying to get a OpenSuSE 11 machine cionfigured prior to putting into production…
Things (GUI speaking) are a little different…
ICS - openSUSE qoute "
You will not be able to perform this step if you are using Network Manager and not Ifup.
Open YaST -> Network Services -> Routing
and check the box marked Enable IP Forwarding
Click Finish "
cheers andreas, but in 11 (beta3 at least) the Routing icon under network services is no longer available…
I’ll keep digging, after all, thats we suser’s do best…
Re flag: best one going!
Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials: Suse Linux 10.0, 10.1 openSUSE 10.2, 10.3 <<<bookmarked.
Had word back from Scott. Despite his busy life he has begun
a lab machine for 11.X.
Cheers to Scott for his prompt response.
a small win! It would appear that “Networking Manager” is the default as opposed to the option. Andreas’s link caused me to think about the first line in the How To.
Will try a fresh install without Network Manager and hopefully this will fall back to ifup as the default.
Wow! This is a very well written and easy to understand for a relatively non-technical user like myself. Thanks for posting that link!
One of my current efforts is to help a bit in the documentation clean up area for openSUSE. There are many good Novell “Cool Solutions” … and it has me wondering about the relationship between “Cool Solutions” and the current openSUSE “wiki’s”. I’m puzzling if it would be useful to migrate some of the “Cool Solutions” over to wiki’s, … the philosophy being it might be easier to maintain the “Cool Solution” for newer versions of openSUSE/SLED/SLES if it was in a SUSE wiki. Clearly this is not the thread to raise this issue (I will likely have to start a new thread in an appropriate area … in fact, I suspect this forum is not even the place to raise such a question). Still, I see this new merged forum an excellent example of how we are making an effort to “consolidated” the dispersed aspects of SuSE into something more consolidated and easier/beneficial for users to find and use, … and thus it makes me think this applies to documentation as well.
It makes me think this may be a question worth asking.
I need to ponder this some more.
Thanks again for the URL.
You don’t need a fresh install. Just switch over in Yast: GoTo Yast → Net devices → net card → global options: put the dot in “traditional ifup” rather than in “NetworkManager”
Is that what you needed?
you are welcome oldcpu,
good to see your oldcpu is a “great” oldcpu…
consolidating the documentation is a very good idea. Navigating the wealth of info and support between cool solutions and the forums is a little frustrating at times…
swerdna…already blown that install away… well the little green line is marching across the screen as I type.
going to try getting in amongst the “software” options during install process.
but yes that is probably all I needed apart from the ability to edit my own posts…heheheh
under beta 3, the routing applet is specific to each card, configurable through YAST/Network Devices/Network Settings/ Select interface>Routing tab.
In 10.3, this was also the case but the Routing applet under Network Services tended to overide the card specific settings entered under network devices…so I avoided using them. Seems in 11 they have done away with the double up and card specific is the way of the future…
Thanks all for having the discussion with me, and letting me bounce my ideas off you…
I’m trying to set up a home gateway and used the documentation mentioned in this thread and I’ve come to a small problem.
If I ping an external source (“www.google.com” or “google.com”) it says it is pinging from the internal eth card.
If I ping an internal ip address of another computer then it says it’s pinging from the external eth card.
As far as I can see, the two cards are plugged in correctly. When I had the internet connected to the switch (as well as the router and another computer), I could ssh into the ip address of the router (meaning I think the cable I had connected was to the internal, static IP eth card because I accessed it through that IP address).
I am beating my brains here and getting frustrated! Can anybody help?!!
I’m interested in the physical layout of your network. Can you post a cabling diagram for me?
even just Modem+Router–suse/etho1/External-suse/etho2/internal–Switch==PC1/2/3