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Re: [suse-security] Making SuSE 9.1 a router?? HOW??

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On Sunday 26 September 2004 11:46, Bjorn Tore Sund wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, melissad wrote:
> > I have gone from perplexed to baffled to grimly determined.  Having
> > sustained a number of intrusions (all uninvited, including kitting
> > of my Cisco 3640), I want to build a SuSE router with ip-tables. 
> > Am having the devil of a time at it.
> >
> > YaST will not support two network cards.  Have tried manual
> > configuration with << ip >>, which does recognize the cards ("ip
> > link) as eth0 and eth1, but does not recognize the devices when I
> > reference them from command line as either eth0, eth1, or those
> > names that YaST gives them with the MAC address.
> >
> > Both NICs are internal.  Prefer just to have an eth0 and eth1, and
> > someway to force eth0 to load as "external."
> >
> > Does anyone know how to do this?  a friend says it is easy in
> > Gentoo.
> I find the claim that YaST does not support two network cards
> confusing. I've configured machines with up to four NICs using YaST
> and it simply works.  The problem in SuSE 9.1 is that I haven't found
> a way to force a specific card to be a specific interface, but this
> could be because I'm not yet familiar enough with the 2.6 kernel.

One way I found to fix this: build your own kernel and do not compile 
the device drivers for the network cards as modules but include them 
into the kernel. Now the cards will always get the same 'eth...' ID.

> YaST should autodetect your cards in the first dialogue after you
> start 'yast2 network' and should then let you choose "configure" on
> them one by one.

Same here. Never had problems at this point...

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