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Old 09-14-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Share internet between windows and linux over serial cable

Hi, I have a windows XP box that is connected to the internet via a cable modem attached by ethernet into my NIC.

I have a laptop running linux which I would like to share the internet connection of the windows XP machine.

The problem is that the only common ports are serial ports. I have a cable which I currently use to link the 2 machines to send files using Hyper Terminal and minicom.

I need some method of getting internet connection sharing over the serial cable to linux. Windows will be the host, linux the guest.

I have read about ppp but from what I saw I couldn't figure out a connection over a null modem cable, especially between windows and linux. Most of what I found for it was to do with dialing in using a modem.

So then I heard of SLIP, this sounded perfect but I was told by a friend that windows can not be a host for SLIP but can just connect to a linux slip server which is the wrong way arround for me.
Old 09-14-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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why not reverse it, let linux be the server and windows the client
Old 09-14-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
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Doesn't the windows machine have to be the server since it has the internet connection?
Old 09-14-2003, 12:20 PM   #4
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windows won't pretend to be a router
Linux will




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