debiani386 at gmail.com
Thu May 24 22:40:20 UTC 2007
Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2007 16:38:00 -0700 (PDT)
> Brandon Blackwell <ubuntunews at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Does anybody know if its possible to have one computer to connect
>> to dial up and then have this computer connected to a switch that shares
>> the internet access with all the computers attached to the switch?
> I can't see why not :)
>> And if you know would you tell how or give me a good link to check out
>> because I can't seem to find anything good or that explains what I'm
>> wanting to do exactly.
> I used to use the "firestarter" firewall app to share a dial-up
> connection. This is more or less how:
> 1) Install firestarter ( it is in the universe repository so make sure you
> have that repository enabled and updated/reloaded - check System
> -Administration - Software Sources)
> 2) Set your other machines to have the dial-up connected machine as
> gateway in your networking settings ( System -Administration - Network )
> 3) Dial-up from the "gateway" machine your modem is connected with
> 4) Run the firestarter "wizard" and tick the entry for connection sharing/
> That's about it really. If your other boxes are connected with a hub or
> switch they should be OK to be on line, as long as the gateway box has
> dialled up, and all machines except the modem-connected one are using the
> modem-connected machine's internal (normally eth0) IP as the gateway.
> All you need is the hub/switch and cat5 cables ( very cheap 4 way switch
> box here with ethernet cable ports works well ) . You only need one nic on
> the gateway box, since you are connecting via ppp using a modem, and using
> the free eth0 as your internal network connection. The other boxes need an
> ethernet nic each of course.
> Now of course, if all the machines are on line at once, things will be
> amazingly slow... but that's dial-up.
Peter, im wondering if you could also use this program to share internet
over a serial connection (i have extremely old computers that i want to
share internet to via serial network)
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