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'[OT] sharing net connection II'
2000\05\08@004506 by Alan Aldaba

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Thanks to all, but I forgot to include details... the 5 computers are all pre-loaded with Windoze 98 2nd Edition  and I will be using dial-up account (56k) to connect to the net. Also, I would like to use freewares as much as possible... Is it alright not to be to much concern about security since I will be using the firewall of my ISP....

Regards,

Allan

I want to network 5 computers and share internet connection among
   them... what advises can you give me to avoid problems in getting it to
   work. I want to do it in the cheapest but reliable and stable
   configuration possible.. What brands (nic, hubs) do you recommend ( the
   most cost effective) ? Any url's, links to tutorials about the subject
   will be most welcome...

2000\05\08@075912 by Ricardo Seixas

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<x-flowed>At 01:47 08/05/00, you wrote:
>Thanks to all, but I forgot to include details... the 5 computers are all
>pre-loaded with Windoze 98 2nd Edition  and I will be using dial-up
>account (56k) to connect to the net. Also, I would like to use freewares
>as much as possible... Is it alright not to be to much concern about
>security since I will be using the firewall of my ISP....

I use a 486/100 as a firewall and proxy server with linux, and use connectd
to dial-out from
ANY windows machine, it's like using dial-up and it's transparent to users.
It's using Red-Hat 6.0 (kernel 2.2) with ip-masquerading and ipchains for
security, I blocked all ports up to 1024 and disabled all services I don't use
don't forget the 6000 it's the X server.
With ipchains I can log all attacks and believe me, there's a LOT of port
scanning.
Pretty easy to configure.

Hope this helps.





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2000\05\08@110528 by Mark Walsh

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> like to use freewares as much as possible... Is it alright not to
> be to much concern about security since I will be using the
> firewall of my ISP....
>

I would be concerned.  I have a dial up account that is typically open 15 to
20 minutes 3 or 4 times per day.  It was a networked WIN 98 computer with
unlimited file sharing enabled.  A worm that was randomly pinging IP's
installed itself on my machine and began using my machine to start pinging
other IP's that it could get into.  Fortunately it didn't do any damage
other than slow down the rest of the applications that were running to a
crawl.  But my casual attitude may have been responsible for others being
infected with this nuisance.

Take reasonable security precautions.  While you are online you are just as
vulnerable as the guy down the street with the broadband connection.

Mark Walsh

2000\05\08@121135 by Craig Lee

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After you have your hardware setup, a hub, cabling, and TCP-IP......

I would simply use the little known internet sharing driver that comes
with WIN98SE.  If your worried about hackers, use it with VPN, also
included.

Very simple to set up.  You very simply install the virtual adaptor
under networking on the PC with the modem, and set all your other
computers to use DHCP.  Then under internet options, set to use
the lan for the internet connection.

I've used wingate, winppp, and winproxy. They are all more complicated
than this.  Winppp is the easiest out of the three if you don't have
WIN98SE.

I have three machines running this way, and even my Linux machine
can share the connection!

Craig

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2000\05\08@184558 by dal wheeler

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Along these lines, you might be interested in this:  http://www.freesco.org
Basically this is a very stripped down linux distro (fits on a 1.4 mb
floppy) and runs on a 386 dx with 8 meg or better (no harddrive!), net card,
modem.  You can set this up as an ethernet router; dial in/out box, printer
server, limited web server, etc.  It's very easily set up  via scripted
menus.  I've run mine stable for over a year now --only to shutdown when new
updates were available  or if the power blinks :') .

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2000\05\09@150211 by Peter Tiang

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Cheapest solution... use the Win98 SE built-in
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

Under Windows Help->Index type in Internet Connection Sharing

You still need to put in a LAN card in each computer
and a HUB, put 10Mbps type are pretty cheap nowadays
and more than adequate for most apps.

Regards,
Peter Tiang

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