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Old 01-28-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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linux box to remotely use mac os x ip for http


Hi All,

The following problem: I want to use the IP address of one machine (Mac OS X) for the http access from another machine (GNU/Linux) to the internet. Both machines are on the internet, but not on a local network. Only the Mac OS X machine has a static IP. My first idea was to ssh -X and use mozilla installed on the Mac OS X machine. That solution, even with compression, leads to extremely delayed responsiveness and is useless for production use.

I'm now thinking about VPN and proxy servers; I know there are other alternatives; hopefully someone can advise me what the easiest/best solution is. Would be nice if it's open source and beer-free, and devoid of security holes.

Thanks,

Samsara
 
Old 01-28-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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You could use the Mac box as a gateway, which means setting it to NAT your connections to it's number..
Or set an http proxy on the Mac box then set your browser to use it..
 
Old 01-29-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by peter_robb
You could use the Mac box as a gateway, which means setting it to NAT your connections to it's number..
I take it that's here:
Apple -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet -> Start

The help document says this works only for local networks, but my situation is this:

Code:
+-------+                                    +-----+
| Linux |-----|      Internet    |-----------| OSX |
+-------+                                    +-----+
Also, is this kind of internet access password protected? Finally, how do I enter the mac as a gateway on a Fedora Core 3 system?

Thanks,

Samsara
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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My next experiment will be to install squid on the mac and set up password protection for it - I saw a post about the following config:
Code:
acl AUTHUSERS proxy_auth REQUIRED
I guess that proxy_auth in the example is the password. I'll see if that does the job.

Best,

Samsara
 
  


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