I have been using bridge utils previously to connect my network connected computers to a single interface on my Linux computer. The problem I'm having is when I installed a new Linux (with Slackware) the two connected computers cannot even ping each other. Basically the computers are connected as:
client - server - client | [Internet]
So I am trying to get the two clients to connect to each other. Both can access the Internet, firewalls are shut off at both clients when testing.
Internet is on eth0, and I have one bridge set up as
bridge name interfaces br0 eth1, eth2
ip addr br0 and
ip route show shows respectively
inet 10.0.0.1/24 brd 10.0.0.255 10.0.0.0/24 dev br0 proto kernel scope link src 10.0.0.1
So it seems to me like a call from my client should be routed directly to my br0 interface, which should get it right. I'm not an expert Linux user, so I'm not sure how to diagnose routing problems.
My short question is therefore: How do I configure my Slackware distro to route two network cable attached computers to be able to see eachother, preferably using bridge utils?