LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-08-2007, 04:23 PM   #16
uncle-c
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: The Ether
Distribution: Fedora 14, Ubuntu , Slax 5.1.8, OpenSolaris, Centos 4.8
Posts: 296

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30

Thank you so so much mikasi you have been such a tremendous help. I cannot thank you enough.
The Zone Alarm issue I will have a look into. I am sure you are correct about Trusted Zones etc and I will look into this.
Unfortunately, the one thing about AOL that everyone will tell you is that you cannot make a separate broadband network connection for it as you outlined above. They have a special sytsem and software put in place where you have to run AOL software to get the net connection.
See below :

http://i19.tinypic.com/7xkh7bs.jpg

AOL uses a direct connection with its special inhouse software + drivers ( AOL ATW/ WAN Miniport). You cannot use broadband without it. Hence, setting up a PPoE Broadband network connection will not work. So I'm afraid ICS will have to be done manually each time I log on to the net.
I will try to configure the ZA anyway and will let you the results. At least we have the bulk of the problem solved !!!
Thanks a million mikasi you have been a fantastic help.

Best Regards,
Uncle
 
Old 11-09-2007, 04:46 AM   #17
uncle-c
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: The Ether
Distribution: Fedora 14, Ubuntu , Slax 5.1.8, OpenSolaris, Centos 4.8
Posts: 296

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Good morning mikasi,
As I promised I tried to reconfigure Zone Alarm so I could receive the net connection.
I've put the linux box in my "trusted zone" and can now ping to XP with the firewall enabled but still cannot ping to the outside world or have a net connection on the linux box when the firewall is enabled.
Here are the settings I have tried using in Zone Alarm. Note the only thing I have tried to alter are the Linux box settings. I have left the adapters well alone.

http://i9.tinypic.com/8dzja7t.jpg

http://i2.tinypic.com/82x8imp.jpg

Hope this can be of help !

Regards,

Uncle.

update: I have just read through the Zone Alarm literature and ICS is not functional with the free version.

Last edited by uncle-c; 11-09-2007 at 06:49 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 08:20 AM   #18
mikasi
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Ptuj, Slovenia
Distribution: Slackware 12.0
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi

ICS is not in anyway function of (pure) firewall. Firewall does not know (or at least should not be concerned with) which interface has ICS enabled on it.

Solution to your firewall problems is simple:
- remove "linuix" entry from firewall settings
- put "MAC Bridge Miniport" to trusted zone because it actually represents your local network (LAN)

Actually you should put your complete network 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 to trusted zone. Numbers in RED represent your network address, while number in BLUE represents your client address in local network (with mask 255.255.255.0). Last zero in IP address is not a typo!

P.S.
I will also look around a little bit for AOL broadband interface problem solution anyway.

Last edited by mikasi; 11-09-2007 at 08:22 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 12:56 PM   #19
uncle-c
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: The Ether
Distribution: Fedora 14, Ubuntu , Slax 5.1.8, OpenSolaris, Centos 4.8
Posts: 296

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi Mikasi,
Thanks again. I'm afraid I read your post a bit too late and have already installed Zone Alarm Pro. I've altered some settings and the net connection from Linux seems to be working well.
I'm going to have to go through the ICS configuring each time I log onto the net though. I do not have a static IP which is unfortunate.
I will be truly amazed if you can find the solution to the AOL broadband interface. It has foxed many people for many years !

Regards,
Uncle.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #20
mikasi
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Ptuj, Slovenia
Distribution: Slackware 12.0
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Article Sharing Your AOL DSL Broadband Connection (it's a little bit old) describes different types of AOL services.
I am not really familiar with AOL services so could you please give me more detail information about yours:
- is it DSL or something else?
- PPPoE?
- can you give me a link to AOL page describing your type of service?
- any detail information from documentation you got from AOL?


AOL service type you need is the one that can be configured on any commercially available home router (Linksys, Asus, D-Link, LevelOne, etc.)
If it can be configured on a router then it can also be configured on Windows XP following the steps I have provided in previous post.
If yo don't have that type of service then you should probably consider service type change. What are the possibilities for that?
 
  


Reply

Tags
adsl, connection, internet, modem, sharing, ubuntu, xp


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sharing an XP net connection with a Ubuntu box - Ubuntu config query. uncle-c Linux - Newbie 2 11-06-2007 10:09 AM
Which linux OS (Ubuntu/Suse) is best for ICS & networking ? quarks Linux - Networking 1 07-31-2007 02:08 AM
ics between winxp pro & ubuntu 7.04 feisty linuxnewbie01 Linux - Networking 0 05-16-2007 11:23 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration