[debian at fr] missing LAN tools

Ian darkstarsword at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 05:53:33 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 3:48 AM, Christian Weßel <wesselch at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am Montag, den 22.09.2008, 09:37 -0400 schrieb Jim Ancona:
>> If you can ssh to it, but you can't connect outbound, that usually means
>> that you don't have the default gateway set properly. If you are using
>> USB, try:
>> route del default gw
>> route add default gw
> I have successfull access with ssh, I set a new pw as recommended. No
> problems, also after reboot.
> I checked the /etc/network/interfaces:
>> # Ethernet/RNDIS gadget (g_ether)
>> # ... or on host side, usbnet and random hwaddr
>> auto usb0
>> iface usb0 inet static
>>         address
>>         netmask
>>         network
>>         gateway
>>         up echo nameserver>/etc/resolv.conf
> I figure that's fine.
> An attemt of update results:
>> debian-gta02:~# apt-get update
>> 0% [Connecting to pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org] [Connecting to ftp2.de.debian.org]
>> debian-gta02:~# apt-get update
>> Err http://ftp2.de.debian.org unstable Release.gpg
>>   Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.de.debian.org'
>> Err http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org sid Release.gpg
>>   Temporary failure resolving 'pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org'
>> Err http://ftp2.de.debian.org experimental Release.gpg
>>   Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.de.debian.org'
>> Err http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org unstable Release.gpg
>>   Temporary failure resolving 'pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org'
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> W: Failed to fetch http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/Release.gpg  Temporary failure resolving 'pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org'
>> W: Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/Release.gpg  Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.de.debian.org'
>> W: Failed to fetch http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/experimental/Release.gpg  Temporary failure resolving 'ftp2.de.debian.org'
>> W: Failed to fetch http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/Release.gpg  Temporary failure resolving 'pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org'
>> W: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
>> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> HAHA, yes I want, but I can't.
> Does anyone has an idea?
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I'm sure you've already done this, but just in case have you set your
computer to act as a gateway to the FR? It needs packet forwarding
enabled under /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward as well as iptables set up
correctly. Personally I use an iptables frontend called firehol to
simplify this.
My /etc/firehol/firehol.conf looks like (this is on my laptop, not the FR):

#always needed for firehol
version 5

#Don't let anything in from the Internet that I didn't request
interface ppp+ internet src not "$UNROUTABLE_IPS"
  protection strong
  client all accept

# Accept all client traffic on any other interface and allow incoming SSH
interface any world src not "$RESERVED_IPS"
  server ssh accept
  client all accept

#Forward packets from usb network with NAT
router usbnet inface usb0 outface any
  route all accept


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