Dial-up Sharing

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Thu May 24 23:11:51 UTC 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007 16:40:20 -0600
debiani386 <debiani386 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 used to use the "firestarter" firewall app to share a dial-up
> > connection.  This is more or less how:

[more snips]

> 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)

Short answer: I don't know :)

Longer answer: I seem to recall that you can use "slip" to connect boxes
with a serial cable ( I think it needs to be a crossover cable of some
sort ("null modem")  but I have never tried it)

There are two protocols, "slip" and "plip" - plip is for parallel port

I assume once you have a network connection to the gateway you can
configure NAT - again I have never tried this... I don't think Firestarter
is likely to know about serial interfaces, so I guess you would need to
hand-edit files to set up connection sharing.


Might be one place to look. Slip is pretty much obsolete AFAIK though, and
googling for howtos produces some arcane and archaeological results ;-)


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