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Old 05-05-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Proxy server for Windows to Linux ->broadband Internet using two network cards

Hai Friends

Recently i got Broadband internet at my home.

In my home iam having two systems

1. Windows XP SP2
2. Mandrake Linux 9

This broadband is from my local isp provider who is giving based on some LOCAL IP and DNS address. I setup this one in my Windows XP system.
AND when I query for my ip on internet it is giving some other ip address which is some what near by DNS address. (OK this is not the problem)
What I want is now i want to get internet at my second system which is mandrake linux.

for that i brought another network card also and tried with the winproxy server software it worked perfect but this is only 30days version and expired.

I also find some other proxy softwares which are free also like analogx and freeproxy etc., but what is the problem is they work with only the dialup connection and LAN i.e having single network card only (Single network)

So please suggest a good proxy so that i can use my other mandrake linux system.

you can say that by using squid proxy in mandrake i can do this but my problem is my local isp is only giving for windows xp os only. consider this .

thanks waiting for more and more solutions.

Old 05-05-2007, 11:18 AM   #2
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Proxyplus should work for you.

I liked it better than winproxy, when I was using it.

edit: I dunno...I haven't looked at it for a long time, but it looks like it handles dialup connections only...

Also, I have a hard time understanding how your local ISP would know or care what OS you are using; if the ISP is using TCP/IP then you can connect anything you want.

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Old 05-06-2007, 04:16 AM   #3
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i think this will work with the dialup modem only it is not working

i want the proxy with the two network interfaces one is for external ip i.e isp and another one is for my local lan

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Old 05-06-2007, 09:38 AM   #4
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you're asking for a Windows proxy server, rather than having the internet hooked up to your linux box.

If that is the case all versions of Windows come with "Internet Connection Sharing" built in. You can find it in add/remove programs under windows components

If I have mis-read and your internet is indeed hooked up to your mandrake box then just using IP tables will allow you to share your internet with your windows machine.

Assumeing your internet is attached to eth0 enter the following as root
iptables --table nat --append POSTROUTING --out-interface eth0 -j MASQUERADE

iptables --append FORWARD --in-interface eth1 -j ACCEPT

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
That should give you a fully functional internet on both boxes.
Old 05-08-2007, 08:20 AM   #5
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Hai friends

I tried this ICS on my system but it did not work and i like to get some other softwares which will work on two ip's one is external isp and internal ip i.e for my another system network.

in my office within the lan i used to do analogx but for this it is not working.

once again i want to say i.e i tried winproxy but i.e trial when i installed once again after uninstalling it simply saying expired.

so please suggest some Internet proxy servers which will work on windows xp to give the sharing of internet to my small and sweet system of Mandrake linux.

thank u friends

expecting more and more softwares

Old 05-08-2007, 09:16 AM   #6
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i got the solution for this problem this software is very easy just 2 minutes of work

thanks for all providing the excellent information

hey friends the software is

this is like linux's iptables

thanks for your help


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