Connecting Net through Desktop

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Fri Nov 9 05:00:50 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 10:21 +0530, dasd wrote:
> I want to avail the Net (and thus Yum and all) in my laptop through my
> desktop machine. They are connected by LAN. 
> What would be the best (and SIMPLE) way for me in F7, both my desktop
> and laptop now run F7. 

I think that reconfiguring /etc/sysctl.conf to change this entry:

  net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0

To equal "1" is all that you'd need to do to make a permanent change, to
use that machine as a gateway.  You might have to play with firewall
rules, too.

[tim at bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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