I have two servers (VPS at Linode) of which one (db) has only one static private IP, so I need to access it via the other one (web). Now that works fine, but I discovered that I cannot access anything on the Internet from the db server... and running some updates would by now be nice :)
config /etc/network/interfaces is
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address (private IP) netmask (netmask)
Wouldn't the db server have Internet access because it is on the same private LAN? What do I need to change?