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.
How do I configure my Slackware distro to route two network cable attached computers to be able to see eachother, preferably using bridge utils?