November 9th, 2004, 03:27 AM
internet connection sharing
i am using redhat9.0 and i want to share internet connection on windows and redhat 9 is directly connected to the internet plz tell me how to share internet connection through redhat
November 9th, 2004, 05:20 AM
I dont know much about linux, but..
or, buy a router/hub?
November 9th, 2004, 06:05 AM
Easiest way is to buy a $50 router then everything can get on the internet.
As far as connecting through you redhat box theres several ways.
You could use a Proxy, or you could set up your RH box as a internet gateway.
Heres some sites that might help you.
You might try squid as its a pretty popular program and should get the job done.
But fastes and easiest way is just to go buy a router lol.
If you decide to not go with a router, you will need to get a crossover cable if your not going to use a switch, but I suggest using a switch if you don't have a router.
November 10th, 2004, 04:22 AM
i have cables hub lan cards
only tell me what should i add in redhat to make internet connection sharing to other boxes
the steps needed by redhat to be the gateway
November 10th, 2004, 06:45 AM
youve got 2 (or more) boxes that you want to set up to share the internet....right so far?
well, with most generic hubs (ive got a good ole' linksys 4 port box i 'borrowed' from my old dorm room, and am using in my current dorm room) theres one spot for the CAT5 cable thats supplying the net, and then you use the other CAT5 ports to connect into the hub. I dont know if Linux is that plug and play (as i said earlier, i dont know much about linux) but, you should be able just to connect each of the computers to the hub via your NIC and it should work. With windows, unless you want to actually set up a network for a specific reason (file sharing, ect) both computers sould be able to acces the net w/o any configuration.
there are many AO members that are much more versed in networking and *nix than i am, and i do not pretend to have the correct solution. But, i think that might help you :-)
November 12th, 2004, 02:10 AM
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