Dialup sharing in simple LAN

Tchize tchize at myrealbox.com
Wed Nov 22 13:05:20 UTC 2006

It's difficult to tell when a PC has stopped needing the connection :)
(No packet for 2 minutes? No packet for half an hour? What about adept
or other applications looking regulary for updates? :p

If you can afford to sacrifice one computer on the altar of the
connection sharing, you can install a dedicated routing server. If i
remember well, linux 'e-smith' was a NAT/Router/DHCP/Fileserver that
allowed to define different rules for dial-up  like how long to wait
before dialing out when no data are requested anymore, and have those
rules vary depending on the time of the day.

Company seems dead but you an still download the iso there:

O. Sinclair a écrit :
> In one project I work with I plan to install some small LANs (3-4 PCs) 
> on a simple wired network and then have them share a dial-up internet 
> connection (reason being they are far away from any broadband and 
> satellite costs an arm and a leg).
> anyone knows a software or method of achieving this as "support-free" as 
> possible? meaning that if one PC calls for internet access the connected 
> PC should call and then hang up when all is finished without human 
> intervention.
> Sinclair

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