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Old 11-20-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
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Networking Crisis.


One of my friends has just converted to linux. But he has Juno dial up. Juno requires proprietary software that only runs on windows with IE. I tried wining it but that doesn't seem to work. What i was thinking what do use a windows box as a gateway. So if i set up a second computer running windows, connected the to Internet through Juno, how could i use it as a gateway. Does anyone know how to setup up a windows box as a gateway? My friend really needs help, any other ideas about how to get this to work are more than welcome.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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I think this setup should work ok -

Setup ICS on the XP box
IP - 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Gateway is internet connection address

Set the Linux box
IP - 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Gateway - 192.168.0.1 (use #route add default gw 192.168.0.1)
DNS 192.168.0.1
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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or just type netconfig as root and type all of the above one by one.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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it won't be running win XP. Is that going to be a problen.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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i can take care of the l inux part, i really need help with the windows stuff. The computer is goin to be a pentium 166 so 95 or 98 is the highest he can put on it.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:11 PM   #6
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See if you can get win98SE, that comes with ICS.
If you need tutorials how to set it up have a look here http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/
In the long run, though, get a decent ISP and ditch windows for sharing.

Cheers
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:23 PM   #7
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And ditch Windows quickly! Not for your good only, but for the health of the internet.

MS is no longer releasing security patches for anything but XP. This means that if you use anything else it's only a matter of time before it becomes a zombie.

To delay this:

As soon as you have Win98 installed, install all possible security updates. Use Windows online updater if you have to. It would be better to ask around and see if anyone has the lattest security CD (free from MS, ask for the green one, Feb 2004), and then online update after that to catch the last few. The reason I recommend the CD is because I hear that you will be infected long before you get the updates over dial-up. In the case of some virii (such as sasser) this will prevent you from getting these updates. (ps. write this down. If windows tells you that it is shutting down during this period it is probably sasser. Go Start->Run and type, without quotes, "shutdown -a".)

Use an anit-virus program. There are several free ones that are decent. I recommend AntiVir from www.free-av.com . Others have recommended AVG (don't remember who offers it, can't be hard to find though).

You may want to use a software firewall like zone alarm (again, free version available). I have never set it up for connection sharing, but it should be possible.

These will buy you some time, but don't expect them to hold out forever.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 06:26 AM   #8
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Does it matter what happens to the windows box. I could firefall the linux one. It's just one Pentium MMX. And I did get a copy of 98SE, I'll post if it works.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 11:31 PM   #9
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It doesn't matter to YOU what happens to the windows box. It would be extremely impolite to every one else.

Where do you think that spam comes from? Why do you think a virus can stay on the internet for years? They both come spewing out of zombies that unsuspecting users hand to crackers and script kiddies.

You on the other hand, know better. I didn't tell you to spend any money. Please just put a little thought and time into common decency.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:09 PM   #10
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Juno propiterry software does not run on any thing but windows. So it'll have to run windows. I'll try my best to keep a crackers off it.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:28 PM   #11
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Thank you. Again, I don't know how long that will remain feasible. I'm sure they can be kept out right now, particularly if a firewall is used. I don't know how long that will remain true though. It may remain possible for a long time, but become increasingly difficult.

That, and I would switch to a better ISP anyway. Though that may not be feasible to you in the immediate future (year long contracts or other such). The only way companies like this learn is by losing buizness. If they were from another breed of buizness, they would have figured it out by now.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 06:34 PM   #12
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I used SpoonProxy running on an old PII Win98 box as a temporary gateway solution with AOL dialup.

It can also proxy pop3. The free download is a trial version with a limit of 1 simultaneous connection, but thats all you need in your situation.

Last edited by jymbo; 11-23-2004 at 06:36 PM.
 
  


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