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Old 09-19-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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How should Windows XP be set for internet sharing on a Linux host?


My housemate has set up a Linux server for our network. And now he has gone on holiday. Either I or my other housemate have any idea how linux works. But luckily all the linux bits are done.
The linux set upper has already sorted the other housemates laptop running XP to work. He has to log in at the begging with CTRL+ALT+DEL and log into his computer on a drop down menu. I cant get this type of welcome screen to come up on my computer. I understand it is meant to be an option in control panel and users. but it is not there on mine.

I imagine more information will be needed as to what sort of network it is. i dont really know this at all. I know SAMBA is involved and no extra software on windows. can anyone help? thanks
 
Old 09-19-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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hi there

if u want to share ur nternet conection form linux machine to windows machine then u ned to configure a proxy(squid) or enable IP forwarding /Masquerading (same as NAT in windows)

perhaps u should look into this direction

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Old 09-19-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
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how would i do this on xp?
i think the actual network connection is there and great. its just the internet sharing
 
Old 09-19-2004, 12:55 PM   #4
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hi

i am not pretty much clear about what u want to do???

ur internet connection server is windows or linux??

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Old 09-19-2004, 01:03 PM   #5
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sorry i shall try and explain again.

the linux computer is the server. that is what i am using now. this has a modem connected to it. we have three other computers connected to the internet via this linux server. all of which run windows xp.
i have access to two of these right now. one of these is working properly. the other is my computer and is not working properly. i thought i would be able to just look at all the network settings of the working one and set them on mine. but this hasnt worked.

the linux side of things is definitely all working.
i just dont know what i have to do to windpws xp to get the internet sharing to work.

i have tried the internet sharing wizard loads of times trying different options each time. but i still have no internet connection.

so to clarify.
linux is server
how do i set windows xp to share the internet from linux box.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:11 PM   #6
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hi there

i hav donme the other way around
and i have little idea for this setup

if u r using windows ,there in internet explorer,go to tools--->internetoption
there go to connections tab there
specify the proxy adress and port if u r using a proxy on linux

or specify the LAN gateway there
or try assinging th gateway ip as the linux server IP in the local area connection ,properties tab
 
Old 09-19-2004, 02:23 PM   #7
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On the WIndows XP machine that IS WORKING, do this and post the output:

Code:
Start--->Run--->cmd <Ok>
C:\ipconfig /all
 
Old 09-19-2004, 03:31 PM   #8
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on the linux server
ifconfig -a

this will give u the ip/gateway addy
in win xp go to network connections and tcp/ip server or tools > internet options and servers for LAN/proxy for the first line which is :-
internet add the addy there( eg xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) and then port 80
the third one down the same again and port 8000
the fifth one down the same again and port 1080
It would seem for one of the xp machines to work the ip forwarding is already set up.
 
  


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