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connection sharing with windows
I installed backtrack 3 on vmware in windows vista.
Vmware made two LAN , one with IP 192.168.0.1 and another with 192.168.179.1 in windows
In backtrack, i set the static IP to 192.168.0.2
I connection shared my dial up with the connection 192.168.0.1 in windows
Pinging from both sides working and i am able to see my website hosted in windows in backtrack, but i am not able to open any website like google.com in backtrack
Please help me out.
Thanks in advance
No one answered in 50 days, so I can't hurt your thread, eh?
If backtrack is anything like Slackware, what do you have in /etc/resolv.conf?
That file should contain your ISP's DNS servers, or some other ones.
What do you get when you issue ping www dot google dot com in a terminal?
(Change the word dot to a . -- silly board thinks it's an URI.
07-01-2009 #3Originally Posted by mingdao
But in theoretical terms, I thought this was a VMware related problem. Not my cup of tea. But now that you mention /etc/resolv.conf, yeah, it may very well be that the problem is the statically defined IP address.
With DHCP you get your IP address | subnet | gateway | DNS automagically (although once you've configured a DHCP server, there is nothing magic about it). If you just assign an IP to an interface, there's a lot the machine doesn't know. For it's subnet it falls back to a sane default, but what's it's gateway, what are it's DNS resolvers? If you don't set these manually, you'd get the behavior described by the OP.
Originally Posted by mingdaoCan't tell an OS by it's GUI