working SIM install, network problems

Rodney Myers rdmyers at
Thu Dec 4 16:19:17 CET 2008

On Dec 4, 2008, at 3:57 AM, clare johnstone wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Rodney Myers <rdmyers at>  
> wrote:
>> Debian stable, and neorunner
>> I have a semi-functioning Neo right now, thanks to the Hackable:1  
>> folkes
>> (
>> I have changed all instances, that I find, from 192.168.0.* to  
>> 192.168.1.*,
>> for my lan.
>> I've followed this wiki page for networking debian;
>> also changing the 192.168.0.* address'.
> Hello Rodney,
> I really hesitate to say anything, being overcome with admiration of
> anyone who can follow that
> wiki page that you quote.  It looks far too complex for normal humans
> and far too automated
> for someone who is just starting. If you dont agree with that  then
> best to ignore what I have to say.
> I have tried many images. One of the first things that becomes obvious
> is that attempts to change
> the mind of the Neo to use other than the network 192.168.0 will lead
> to serious frustration.
> So I accept that. My home network is equally  determined to be  
> 192.168.2
> When I want to comunicate from my PC to the Neo via the USB, I join
> them with the USB cable
> and on the PC run this little script ( as root)
> #!/bin/sh
> /sbin/ifconfig usb0 netmask
> /sbin/route add -host dev usb0
> Then I run this one
> #!/bin/sh
> /bin/echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
> iptables -F
> iptables -A INPUT -s -i usb0  -d   -j  
> iptables -A INPUT  -s  -i eth+  -d  -j  
> iptables -A INPUT  -s  -i eth+  -d  -j  
> iptables -A INPUT  -s  -i eth+  -d  -j  
> iptables -A FORWARD -s -i usb0 -d -o eth+
>  -j ACCEPT
> iptables -A FORWARD -s -i eth+ -d -o usb0
> iptables -A OUTPUT -d -o eth+   -j ACCEPT
> iptables -A OUTPUT -d -o usb0  -j ACCEPT
> iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s
> At this stage I can  do
> ssh root at
> Normally it will argue and I have to edit the file ~/.ssh/known hosts
> by removing the line it is objecting to. It will then agree to the  
> ssh.
> Most people automate that process to avoid the editing etc but that
> is a matter of taste only. Once you have things going without trouble
> you can automate a lot of things.
> good luck,
> clare

Thanks for the tip(s). The wiki is ponderous,  but gleaned what i  
hoped was a working set of instructions.

I have the above printed out, and may re-install the image(s) to get a  
default install and try again.
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