I can't get multiple interfaces to work

Cy llucius at tiny.net
Sat Mar 18 01:01:45 GMT 2000

For those interested...

My problem was very simple.  A while back I'd turned off all ICMP traffic

echo 1 >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all

I'd completely forgotten about it as everything was working just fine until
I put the new multiport card in.  I'd been running over a hub so this didn't
affect browsing or wins on the local network.  But, now that all traffic is
going through the Linux box, Windows would just give up when it couldn't
"ping" the other boxes.

I corrected the problem by removing the above and now only disallow ICMP
traffic on my external interface.

Can you believe this took my so darn long?!?!  I could kick myself!


 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Cy [mailto:llucius at tiny.net]
Sent:	Monday, March 13, 2000 12:45 PM
To:	'samba at samba.org'
Subject:	I can't get multiple interfaces to work

I've looked through all the doc and searched the list archives, but I just
can't seem to get it to work.  I have a Linux box with 5 ethernet
interfaces, 3 of which have winboxes I'd like to include in my little Samba
network.  I'm able to get it far enough for each winbox to see the linbox,
but they can't see each other.

Here's my setup:

	Winboxes						Linbox
	Win2k - (WINS=	<---> (eth2)
	Win98 - (WINS=	<---> (eth3)
	Win98 - (WINS=	<---> (eth4)

And here's (most of) my latest attempt smb.conf:

	workgroup = DISSEN.NET
	netbios name = DESKCOP
	interfaces = eth2 eth3 lo
	bind interfaces only = Yes
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	name resolve order = lmhosts
	time server = Yes
	os level = 65
	preferred master = Yes
	local master = No
	domain master = Yes
	wins support = Yes
	hosts allow = 172.16.
	hosts deny = ALL

This last attempt allows my to map shares from one winbox to another IF I
specify the IP address, i.e., \\\share1.  Only the local winbox
and the linbox show up in "Network Neighborhood".

I'm willing to change anything (netmasks, wins, lmhosts,...), so ANY
pointers would be greatly appreciated!


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