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    Bridge help..

    Ok so I have two network cards in my Debian machine and I have installed the bridge-utils package and am using the brctl to add a bridge then I add the two network cards to the bridge but that is as far as I can get.

    One of the network cards is using the main cable line while the other is using a crossover cable to connect to a Windows XP laptop (to provide the laptop with internet).

    Do I need to change any routing table settings or what? I am lost because as soon as I create the bridge everything stops working, but I was able to ping the Debian machine laptop card from the laptop..

    eth0 (main card connect to net):

    eth1(card connected by crossover cable to laptop):
    Default gateway: (should I use or

    Default gateway:

    What is next? Are my IP's and default gateways correct?

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Wow I thought someone would know this..

  3. #3
    I think first you should understand the concepts of Subletting, Default gateway and IP packet Routing.

    Then this is not a big deal for you.

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    So pretty much this forum is a bunch of n00bs?

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