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Old 10-02-2001, 11:02 PM   #1
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Location: Bryan, Ohio USA (Home of the Etch-A Sketch)
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Exclamation internet connection sharing

ok got redhat 7.1 up and running its got 2 nics in it ( and i want to be able to dialup with ppp0 and share that connection with the other 2 computers i have connected to my computer, eventually i am going to get a hub but for now they are directly connected to it, i need to know how to set it up so i can connect to the internet and share/route that connection to the other computers currently on my network. Ideas?
Old 10-03-2001, 03:03 AM   #2
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maybe this can help...

i wish i was at your dilema point,
i cannt even get 7.1 to install!
but, i want to accomplish the same as you, so i have some research...
i am trying to connect to the net using fast access dsl modem with a usb port, i realize you are trying a bit doff approach but this link should cover your questions...
i think...
if not good luck anyways
Old 10-08-2001, 11:31 PM   #3
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get connected....


setup iptables for masq, once you get it setup you can do things like port forwarding, which you will not be able to do otherwise.
required for some things to work.

network file shares....

setup samba so you can view everything in network neighborhood and share files.

maximize speed.....

setup a dns server, and squid proxy.

maximize your connection on your windows boxes by trying tweeks to the tcp window size, mtu and browser server settings in the registry.

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 10-08-2001 at 11:37 PM.
Old 12-03-2001, 06:30 AM   #4
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I would like to know how to chang ethe MTU value for my eth0 nic? I don't want to use the ifconfig eth0 mtu 1452 and have it placed in some start up file.
I want to change the actuall option. plz

Fadi .K
Old 12-05-2001, 08:59 PM   #5
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That's how you change it.

Everything has to get started somehow.

What's wrong with that?

If you are using roaring penguin just clamp mss at 1412 and leave the interface at the default mtu 1500


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