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Old 03-11-2006, 02:33 AM   #1
Bob Oehler
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IP address assign and proxy serving


Hi All:
I have 2 questions on my slack box.

1. I would like my slackbox to be a basic dhcp server to assign ip addresses to my other windows boxes. I have win 2000 and xp machines. Am I correct that I need to use DNSMASQ to achieve this. How hard is it to set up, and can I have a few pointers.

2. My windows boxes will not get on the internet and I just know it has somting to do with having a proxy server on my slack box. but just how is this accomplished.

I can ping my slackbox and samba file share and print from a windows machine to the printer on the slack box.

please help

Take care
Bob Oehler
 
Old 03-11-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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1. you do not NEED to use dnsmasq, but i would personally recommend it. it's pretty easy to configure and the config file /etc/dnsmasq.conf is commented with examples.

2. if you mean that they can't have direct access then yes you would run a squid proxy to access web pages etc... if you meana that they are just somehow unable to and it's not deliberate, then you would not need a proxy necessarily. instead you would just turn ip forwarding and masquarading on the linux box and it can then provide direct unproxied access to any form of remote network.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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Many thanks



1. I used dnsmasq and it worked right out of the gate.
2. I used ip forwarding and masquarading and with a little bit of work it is running now. I am typing this on a Win 2K machine over the network.

I did not need a proxy server since it is a home network and every one can have total access. It's a great thing

My slackbox is up and running as a print, file, internet server and it is nice.

Again many thanks for the tips. It has been around 12 years since I played with Unix on a sun spark IPX and my Unix/Linux file cab. in my head is quite dusty and some of the drawers are rusted shut and need a little oil to get them open.

Take care
Bob Oehler
 
  


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