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Win machine IP = 192.168.10.1 ( thats the netcard connected to it and the linux machine at lest )
and yes, internet sharing is on
I dont want to make the linux box the reciver of internet, cuz its extreamly old and slow so i dont want it to slow down this ( win box ) because of that, and i dont want this comp useing the USB port, same reasons.
Last edited by Travis Huey; 02-13-2005 at 10:35 PM.
A 700mhz machine, even a K6, is not an old slow machine for linux and it would not even begin to slow the internet connection to a win box. It would handle it much more reliably and safely and double as a firewall. It is the better solution to use it to share. Also a good learning experiment. Linux is MADE for this sort of thing from the core up, unlike windows.
A current distro is always a good idea. MDK10.1, FC3, etc.
The best option is to find and old pentium (usually for free) and build a router box with smoothwall (35meg free download) and it does DHCP and firewall and everything and makes it real easy to share a net comection with multiple machines and it makes a nice safe firewall as well - and solves all the IP and sharing hassles.