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Old 12-13-2002, 06:44 PM   #1
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Shared Win dial-up


Anyone know what settings I have to enter to configure samba to share a dial-up windows cnx ?

I have to connect via windows because the isp doesn't support Linux. I don't really want to change the isp.

Ideally i would like the linux box to connect to the Internet through the windows 2000 m/c with dial-on-demand.

If I can share a directory on a w2k machine, surely I can share another dir aka a device in samba ?

Thanks for suggestions.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 02:27 AM   #2
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I think there's a misconception here :)

What you need to do is set the winDOHs
box up as a router.

But who's your ISP, and what are they doing
that stops Linux from dialing in?

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Old 12-14-2002, 03:32 AM   #3
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Tink is right, install Internet Connection Sharing on the w!ndow$ box (assuming you're using W!n98 or later). It works.. thats the only way I can access internet from my machine.

Last edited by robbage; 12-17-2002 at 11:21 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 07:49 AM   #4
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My LAN uses a Windows XP machine to do the dial in, and has two RH8.0 Linux machines which have internet access. I had to do absolutely nothing with either XP or Linux to do this.

John
 
Old 12-14-2002, 07:46 PM   #5
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ISP is tesco.net - a offshoot of the uk supermarket chain. To use it you must install a dialler in winderrs and this somehow authenticates the user and checks that the computer is calling on one of two previously specified phone numbers.

I have set up a shared connection on the windies machine but don't know how to access this from my mandrake 8.2 box. The two boxes talk normally over tcp/ip using samba as a client.

I guess I need some samba settings for the smb.conf file. Any suggestions ? Or am I barking up the wrong flagpole to see if it sings the Star Spangled Banner ?

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Old 12-14-2002, 10:41 PM   #6
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I just set my network as DHCP and everything to do with internet works.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 09:16 PM   #7
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Tesco's ISP service is just a DUN (dial up networking) service from windows like any other. If you configured using one of their discs, that doesn't stop you making other configurations yourself or by using other ISPs' discs. (see the way I spell disc? - I'm English and use UK ISPs, three of 'em) You can have as many on your machine as you like. If you like the Tesco's connection (I can't think why unless they're poking incentives at you) there's no reason you can't also have a connection with, say, linuxuk.net or any other linux-friendly ISP. Incidentally, if you plug the modem into one of your linux boxes and route that way, you needn't give up your Tesco connection, either. The connection is only important to the ISP for you email client - once you're connected you can switch email clients and browsers at will, it's just that you can't pick up or send more mail using Tesco's direct email service until you switch back again.

Other ISPs check your logon, then take a commisssion for your using the phone on their connection, whoever they are, so Tescos have no great interest in what else you're using while you're connected via them. Their mail servers may only be able to communicate with OE as a mail client but the connection itself is your machine to the wider internet. If your stuff will work elsewhere it's irrelevant to them, you're only using their 'pipe' - connection through their server, which also takes stuff through that they don't even recognise!

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