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Re: [aclug-L] Debian 2.0 to 2.1 Upgrade

Re: [aclug-L] Debian 2.0 to 2.1 Upgrade

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To: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Debian 2.0 to 2.1 Upgrade
From: Wayne White <wwhite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 13:51:28 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

At 10:56 AM 5/18/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>I just finished a weekend in hell upgrading from Debian 2.0 to 2.1. I
>thought I'd share a few things I learned along the way that may be helpful
>to others.
>1) Go online and read the the upgrade page at  The upgrade
>process listed on the CD's leaves out a few important details.
>2)The new version of ipmasq applies rule sets that can potentially break
>your networking.  I spent most of two days getting reconnected to the
>internet and getting the services on my lan working again.  Come to find
>out, the rule set in the new ipmaq is overly restrictive and perhaps even 
>slightly broken. It writes the forwarding/masquerading rules by interface
>and is supposed to update when the ppp connection comes up.  It did not.
>It took the longest time to figure this out. I kept getting either no
>packets flowing out the ppp connection, or operation not permitted when I
>tried to ping an external host. Since I'd had everyting working before the
>upgrade, it took a while to occur to me that ipmasq was the cause of the
>problem. It also broke dhcp services.  The rule set won't allow MS clients
>to talk to the dhcp server.  

I ran into the same problems when I went from redhat 5.2 to 6.0. I did 
get ppp working okay, but the ipmasquerade is making me crazy. Worked
great under 5.2 and nada under 6.0. 

>Sory for my ranting.  This just ticks me off...      

That's two of us!

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