I have a Windows NT 4.0 system that has Internet access,
SprintBroadband. This WinNT system is also networked to another
Windows system on a simple home LAN (hub, 3 NICs (2 for the WinNT
gateway machine and the other Windows system)). Intenet access is
served up via NAT.
I'm trying to take advantage of this high-bandwidth Internet
connection to install Linux. Debian has this apt utility which allows
this method of install.
When 'apt' (via 'dselect') tries to get a connection to the URL, it is
unsuccessful. What is the missing link? I can ping the WinNT system on
the LAN without a problem. However, I can't ping any public IP
addresses. Do I need masquerade package installed on the Linux system
first? I thought IP masquerading was only required on the server
Conceptually, I know that I need IP address translation. I'm just not
sure which system is responsible, etc.
Using manual labor, I was able to copy enough of the debian mirror to
install a basic system off of my local filesystem. However, it is
tedious and I'd just like to point 'apt' at a mirror and be done with
the hassles of moving around directories from one system to another.
[Please don't recommend setting up the Linux system as the Internet
server. I knew it is better than any Windows based gateway. :O I have
no authroity over the other system and its connection. :)