From: Mel (mel at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Thu 16 Aug 2001 - 16:14:51 IST
On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Paul McDonnell wrote:
> I did not set a GUI up, all command (best way to learn I figured) all
> hardware works I can ping my laptop and vice versa I have got the modem to
> dial once don't ask me how? (one of those things you do and never remember
> what you did) but in reading how to set the network up I have created files
> here there and everywhere and I think the best way would be to reinstall
> Linux and start again the proper way I do not have any friends that know how
> to use Linux but let me tell you if I did they would have killed me by now.
What you are looking for I think is the IP-Masquerade-HOWTO that is
probably installed for you in /usr/doc and a HOWTO on IP-Tables for
It explains how you can set up a Linux box to forward packets between a
network and a modem. For packets with the 10.0 addresses on them, it will
chang it to a "real" IP and send you on any response. This will all be
transparent to the laptop
It is a fairly simple step by step process that the HOWTO covers.
> I have read of other Unix OS's that might be better for this project like
> FreeBSD ?
Couldn't tell you. OpenBSD *may* do this out of the box I heard but I
couldn't tell you for a fact.
> Can or has anybody set this kind of thing up if so could they jot down how
> to do it from scratch explaining it for a 4 year old would be great,
The HOWTO will explain it much more clearly than listening to rambling out
-- Mel Random wisdom: rm with the su action pack is not a toy
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