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Old 01-01-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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need tutorial on network and ics for linux/win

I am new to linux and need some help, I have a home network using win xp machines using ics to share a dsl connection. I would like to add a machine running knoppix 5.1 (hd install)to this network and to allow it to also share the dsl as well as be part of the overall network are there any newbie tutorials that can guide me thru? I've searched the web as well as the forums but havn't found anything that helps.
thanks in advance
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I think all one has to do is set the network configuration to dhcp to get its own IP. I could be wrong since I never set one up before. I rather use a store bought router to do all the work. As fas as sharing directories then look into setting up samba. Many post on samba here.

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i don't know the tutorial but I will tell from my experience.

To share internet connection, we can use a proxy server like SQUID.

First you install webmin from (it makes configuration easier).

then configure SQUID as you want.

then you will have to edit file /etc/systcl.conf (In Fedora 7. Dunno in Knoppix) and

change the net.ipv4.ip_forward to 1.

then restart network services.

then on each windows pc, setup IE to use proxy server @ your port num (usually 3128 for SQUID if unaltered).
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Originally Posted by mspiker View Post
are there any newbie tutorials that can guide me thru?
Are all your machines connected to a switch/router that is also connected to the DSL modem? If so, you can get the Knoppix machine to connect to the internet by enabling DHCP, as another poster recommended. If you have some other network configuration, please let us know.

As far as "internet connection sharing", that is a Windows specific thing. I do not know if anyone has reverse engineered it for Linux. Basically, it turns the machine connected to the internet into a gateway. It is only really necessary if you are only running a firewall on the machine connected to the internet. It was originally designed to allow people to connect machines running an older version of Windows (e.g. Windows 95) to the internet through the theoretically more secure Windows XP connection with the built-in firewall.

Since all your Windows machines are running Windows XP, you do not need internet connection sharing, unless you have a super-duper, money-costing firewall running on one of the machines and you could not figure out a way to install it on the other machines.
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thanks for the quick replies my network right now consists of only the two xp machines that are running ics i have a roughter (netgear) but i was having a lot of trouble getting it to set up properly (i'm very new to networking in general) until i set it up this way. i want to add two linux boxes to the network, but only one needs internet access.
thanks again
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If the netgear router is still setup using the default lan side using dhcp server then set the linux machine to gets IP from the router setting the network to dhcp. That is all one should have to do. Thats based on the last post of info.



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