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Re: [SLUG] Home network project
- To: Holroyd Engineering Services <hcceng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Home network project
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 23 15:28:13 2000
> Holroyd Engineering Services wrote:
> I found an article, Howto, about using a pc as an internet gateway for
> a home network (by Paul Ramsay). However the article assumes you have
> a cable link to the internet and unfortunately I have not got the
> luxury of having one. I have, however, like most people, an
> all-you-can-eat :), dialup account. My question is, how easy is it to
> reconfigure for dialup instead off cable?.
Here is the way I did it:
Start by getting the dialup working. I just configured ppp0 and then
run ifup/ifdown ppp0 to control the connection. (You could use diald,
but I don't like automatic redial)
Use Ipchains to look after masqurading and firewalling. This is very
easy to setup, and if you want I can send you the script I use to setup
the rules. (Mandrake 7.1 comes with ipchains in /etc/rc.d/, but you
need to set the rules up if you want to actually use it)
> I ve got ppp configured and
> it can actually connect to my isp, but even on the linux box netscape
> could not browse the net.
You would need to sort out this problem first; if the gateway isn't
properly connected to the network then it's not much use as a gateway.
> Does anyone know of any howto or any other artcle that explain
> in basic terms exactly how to enable internet sharing using linux.
Good starting points are the IP-Masqurade HOWTO and the ipchains HOWTO
Network Operations Engineer - Big Pond Advance Satellite
Ericsson Australia - Level 5, 184 The Broadway, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61-416-085-390 Email: doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx