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    samba and ics

    im wondering if you can use samba to connect to a winXP machine, and use ICS, or a proxy, or whatever to get the linux box on the net. and if so, how would you go about it? just wondering... thanks for anything youve got.

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    ???...can u explain exactly wot u want to do?...remotly connect to a winxp box thru samba and then get ur linux box which is wot samba is on to connect to the net on the win xp connection? plz corect me if i interpreted wrongly
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    my setup is this. I have 1 XP box connected to the net, broadband style. I also have a *nix box sitting around. What Im wondering, is can I network the two, standard cat5 style, then use samba to connect the *nix box to the XP box, and from there, use ICS to get the linux box on the net. Or will I have to use a proxy of some sort.

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    i believe that u can use simple tcp if the linux is a new version....if ti is an old version of linux i have no idea
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    If you want a proxy, samba has nothing to do with it. Just go to your *nix box, and set up your network connection, but have the *nix box use the IP of the XP box as the "gateway" address, and as a DNS server. I think that should do it. I have something similar working on this machine.

    Example:

    LAN IP of XP box: 90.0.0.1
    LAN IP of *nix box: 90.0.0.2
    Subnet of XP box: 255.255.255.0
    Subnet of *nix box: 255.255.255.0

    *nix box DNS server: 90.0.0.1
    *nix box default gateway: 90.0.0.1

    I'm not using ICS as the proxy software, though, but the basic settings are there.
    If your LAN IPs are different, substitute accordingly.

    It's basically a normal lan connection, and then you change the DNS/Gateway for the *nix box.
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    ya wot he said
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    cool. thanks alot guys

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    np (he did all the work)
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