Internet sharing

Menno Boer mboer at
Fri Oct 12 09:16:44 PDT 2001

"Fernando Arbeiza" <arbeizaf at> wrote in message
news:01101213550500.01509 at
> On Fri 12 Oct 2001 13:20, Simon Geard wrote:
> > On Friday 12 October 2001 07:48, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I'm happily running LFS on my laptop, but this has a winmodem (a
> > > hamr5600) which I can't get to work. So unfortunately, I'm still stuck
> > > using windows on my dad's computer. I use samba for filesharing. How
> > > I setup these two to use internet sharing? I want to dial on demand
> > > my laptop, but fetch mail with my own linux programs. Pointers to
> > > or howto's all happily accepted of course(allmost all documentation I
> > > read is the other way around - winboxes connecting via linux).
> > > I'm getting a bit tired of Outlook, especially if I read my own mail
> > > the quotes are wrong, can't seem to get them right)
> > > TIA
> >
> > I tried this in the past, but eventually gave up in frustration. My
> > computer (a Win98 box) used to have a fast connection (microwave based),
> > but drivers for the hardware were only available for Windows. After some
> > months of trying to get the machine to share a connection, I gave up and
> > started downloading large stuff on the other machine, then ftping them
> > my linux box.
> >
> > Windows simply isn't good at that kind of thing - I couldn't get
> > sharing working even with my box booted into Windows, let alone with
> >
> > Simon.
> I did that some time ago, and all worked fine, but I'm using Windows 2000
> (I don't know if you can make it work with Win98).
Unfortunately, ICS works only on the following MSOS's.. 98SE and 2000(all
If they insist on Win98 there is always Wingate or equals... Try those..

> I don't remember the
> details (I don't use Windows now), but I checked the Conection sharing box
> the Ethernet card properties menu (in Windows). And then it started
running a
> dhcp server. Then, I installed the dhcp daemon in my linux box, and all
> seemed to work.
> (I know I haven't been of great help, but I only wanted to tell that it
> worked for me.)
> --
> Fernando Arbeiza
> Cantabria, Spain
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