Problems to configure openmoko bridge with ubuntu

arne anka openmoko at
Fri Jun 19 18:28:58 CEST 2009

> have you got wicd installed? it's a replacement for the endlessly
> sucky network-manager (or something like that). it's a drop-in, no
> need to change any config, but it makes things so much easier, and
> it's in the ubuntu repos. i'd recommend that, and then come back if
> things aren't fixed. even if it doesn't sort your problem, i'd suggest
> using it

my experience is: wicd sucks royally!
and recommending to change a most likely unrelated piece of software is  
probably not going to help much.

for the op:
what exactly did you do?

is the name server set correctly (check /etc/resolv.conf on the fr)?
does pinging an ip (not a name) work?

that's the ip of, a german news portal.
if it works, name resolution is broken, copy yout host's /etc/resolv.conf  
to the fr.

for normal forwarding i got in my host's /etc/network/interfaces

auto usb0
iface usb0 inet static
         post-up iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s
         post-up echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
         post-up iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT

check the logs, if error messages are displayed or simply try

iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

and see if messages are printed.

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