[SOLVED] Ubuntu not talking to Ubuntu (or XP)
3 NICs, eth0 Via Rhine, eth1 LNE100, eth2 Attansic L1 (the problem card, it seems).
1 NIC, eth0 (can't remember what it is but that's moot as it works perfectly, see below)
When booted into XP on the gateway server, ICS and file sharing work fine whether I'm booted into Ubuntu or XP on my workstation. (OK, so NICs are working fine...)
When booting into 8.04 on the gateway server, internet works fine locally (eth0), but won't share... neither the workstation nor the gateway's local interface card get IPs assigned.
The funny thing is, when I was running 7.10 on the server it was fine. I installed 8.04 the night before last and I'm now having problems getting my two machines talking when the server is booted into 8.04.
Some other details: I at first thought this was an Attansic L1 driver issue on the server, but if I set both systems Ubuntu network settings to DHCP, they can ping each other (but they each remain on 169.254.*.*). So def not a driver issue.
Is this as simple as a DHCP issue? But if so, why would the automatic network config settings have screwed up between my installation of 7.04 on the server a few days ago and my upgrade to 8.04 a few hours ago?
I get the feeling whatever is going on here is quite straightforward, i.e. I have to setup a proper DHCP server and perhaps set static IPs? --I don't particularly want to set these kind of settings on either machine if I don't have to, as I want them to talk regardless of which OS is booted on either, with no hassles as they did before, automatically and with no extra configuration as they did previously when the gateway was running 7.04.
Please help, I'm really tired of fooling about with system setups, I just wanna get back to programming with a couple of stable machines...
Last edited by NickZA; August 2nd, 2008 at 07:32 PM.
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