[Ubuntu-ZW] OT but linux query

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 13:41:26 BST 2010

On 09/07/2010 14:39, Donald Hobbs wrote:
> It would be fairly simple to do.  Either by doing a routing rule in the
> firewall to masquerade and nat packets out or by using a proxy server
> like squid.
> *Donald Hobbs*
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> On 09/07/2010 14:32, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> I tested the Powertel CDMA modem yesterday (Huawei USB) and it blew
>> Econet's so-called 3G to pieces!
>> As the Powertel thing worked nicely with wvdial I wonder if anyone has
>> tried using an old PC in a network to share the connection? A friend of
>> mine would love that as his factory is covered by no other system
>> (except dialup that is).
>> I picture something like:
>> cable network and wireless router
>> linux-pc as gateway connecting to Powertel
>> and pc's and laptops hooking up via said linux gateway (possibly running
>> DHCP I suppose)
>> Anyone tried, anyone thinks is easy-peasy or has ideas?
maybe something like Softwall can be configured for it? Then the guys 
get a good firewall at the same time

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