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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Newbie Question

Posted by: paccman63 Oct 4 2002, 08:29 PM

hi my name is mark. i have built and am proud of a wonderful netwerk using (i know you hate i am proud i set the netwerk up because in truth im a neandrothal boob who cannot type or spell well at times and have little understanding of DHCP/tcp/ip or WINS protocols let alone the english language... ) actually what i have done is built a gateway box with two nic's the first nic connects to my cable modem with a static ip then the second nic connects to a hub to the rest of the computers using ..i guess DHCP to set the subnet addresses?... the key here is then incoming signal is tcp/ip but then the gateway box changes all communication to netbeui a microsoft protocol which allows me a little protection from hacks and the computers to share all files and printers with very little difficulty and believe it or not very few crashes. But i know i need to learn linux too....

ok now with that as the foundation here is the question...i would like to proceed to learn linux but to access the net i need a way for linux to use the windows "internet connection sharing" protocols....

would someone be so kind as to direct me to a page that can explain things to idiots such as myself to do this or be able to answer this puzzle without using poly syllable words?

to any and all who respond thank you in advance!!

Posted by: joey Oct 4 2002, 08:33 PM

hji mark

im alittle on the non-sober side right gnow so bare with me....

dude set up your network with lihnux as the gateway.

i have a linux machine as my gateway with 2 nics, one connects to my dsl modem the other to my hub. and then i use ip masquerading to have the machines behind the gateway access the net. lots of guides on our guides page for htis.

works wonderful.

hopefully ou can understand the above wink.gif

Posted by: paccman63 Oct 5 2002, 10:23 PM

joey ...
have another ill buy....BURP!
and i thot about doing the ip masking with linux as the gate way and i most likly will in time....but the learning curve is tuff for me being a ol fart and trying to learn the nuances of ol billys xp which REALLY SUX but i know i gotta learn linux i thot if i could just get red hat up (which i actually do have) and connected to my netwerk to learn how to connect and then also to play with red hat for awhile and get familiar with it.....i think maybe trying to set up ip masq may be a il advanced for me....thank you for answering and i will think on it....hope you or someone else might have another solution? maybe? not trying to be picky just practical....
thanks again!


Posted by: joey Oct 7 2002, 09:33 AM

Sorry dude I never set windows up as the gateway and never would. Can't help you there..

Posted by: paccman63 Oct 7 2002, 04:38 PM

dude....just loaded redhat 8.0...the new gui had a built in config and im writing to you thru rehdat thru windows.....really awsome...thanks tho!
red hat is pretty awsome for a newbie

Posted by: joey Oct 9 2002, 06:16 PM

Yeah Red Hat & Mandrake are excellent for people new to linux.

Posted by: sh0tzy Oct 20 2002, 11:10 AM

Speaking of using Linux as a gateway/router take a look at I am running Coyote (couldn't get Wolverine to config with my DSL provider). It is super easy to setup, runs off of a floppy (as in you don't need a hard drive) and gives you a full fledge router for free. It is on my network handling 2 Win2k boxes, a Win98 box, and a RedHat 7.3 server and a RedHat 8.0 workstation!

Posted by: ifman Nov 11 2002, 02:37 PM

If you want to use windows as your gateway to the internet, just make sure your gateway on your linux box is set at and you will be all set. All the windows connection manager does is act as a gateway and steals that ip address on your local lan. The ICS only needs TCPIP to be set up (it does not use any other net protical). And you should be golden.

My wife's pc used redhat, and my Window box was running ICS and we had no problems (had modem connection at the time).

Posted by: Prometheus Nov 12 2002, 05:03 AM

a side note on learing linux: in my (very limited) experience with such matters it helps to not have any computers around that are running windows, that way when linux throws me a curve i dont have the option of copping out and loading windows. anyway, good luck with your network setup biggrin.gif

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