I have only recently begun to use coLinux and am going to utilize it for a
project that I am working on.
My project wil be running a small version of linux whose purpose is to only
handle some data coming into a few specific ports on the host system. The
ports, on the host (windows) system will not be handled by any windows
So what this basically means is that the Host (windows) machine will have a
static IP and gateway already set up and that the coLinux system will be a
sub-process on the windows machine.
What I want to do is to somehhow set up coLinux so that I can port-forward
the needed ports to the coLinux system so that it can handle the requests
and then the coLinux system will respond and forward back the data through
the hosts back out to the network.
My questions are related to if, since the coLinux system is being masked
from the network in any case, then is it possible for me to assign it the
same IP and gateway as the host system.
This is really a question of setting up Open Mosix on a small linux system
under coLinux which will only handle just Open Mosix and nothing else on the
Since the Host machine already has its IP on the DNS server and can be seen
by other machines on the local network, I want to utilize that so that I do
not have to re-configure the coLinux system.
What this give me is the ability to not have to use a DHCP server for the
Open Mosix nodes and would just have the same IP ( although in a masqueraded
way) and gate as the host system.
Sounds to me like it should be doable in some way, but I am just not
completely clear on how to possibly go about it or perhaps there might be a
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.