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Stevetgn 07-09-2003 12:42 PM

Help with Internet Connection Sharing using Mandrake please
I have no Idea where to start on this so here's quick outline of my setup and how I would like it to work...

I have 3 PC's all networked together using WIN XP PRO and setup using home & small business networking wizard (I have little networking knowledge).

I have recently discovered that Linux is well cool and Bill Gate can kiss my... well anyway, the PC I have Mandrake on is also the gateway in XP using my speedtouch USB modem. How can I set linux up to act as the gateway (ie ICS) without touching the other 2 PC's so they still connect as normal when I boot into XP on the gateway PC?

In short, how do I setup ICS in Mandrake 9.1 without messing things up in XP or on the other 2 PC's.

I hope that makes sence to anyone that maybe able to help.

Thanks in advance

Steve:newbie: :confused: :confused:

cropcircle 07-09-2003 06:10 PM

If you want to do it manually, load the following modules, with the following commands :

"su -"
<root password>

"/sbin/modprobe iptable_nat"
"/sbin/modprobe ip_nat_ftp"
"/sbin/modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp"

Then, setup the masquerading functionality of iptables (the Linux firewall) :

"/sbin/iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth1 -j MASQUERADE"

(eth1 is the 'external' network card in this example)

After this turn on IP forwarding :

"/bin/echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward"

If believe Mandrake Linux also has a 'wizard' for doing this kind of stuff, it is called "DrakGW".

Stevetgn 07-09-2003 06:19 PM

thanks everso much for your reply.

It looks a bit heavy for a newbie:scratch:

I assume I type that lot in a line at atime as root pressing enter after each line??:scratch:

cropcircle 07-09-2003 06:49 PM

OK, let's take a few steps back. :-)

What happens if you start the program "drakgw"?

Stevetgn 07-11-2003 05:03 PM

"drakgw"? sorry for been so thick, but whats that?

You're now thinking "god this is going to be difficult" Sorry I'm very good with windows just a total Linux newbie

cropcircle 07-13-2003 06:16 AM

I found some information on the Mandrake site, which might be useful for you :

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