Quote:> : Yes, Linux will forward stuff fine.. I have forwarding done from a SLIP
> : link, over another SLIP link (modem --> Linux --> Windooze box). I also
> : have a 3c503, and once I get the cable ran, will be running modem --> Linux
> : (3c503) --> Linux in ba*t (3c501.).
I have a simular setup here. My office in the home, with 4 computers tied
into my ISP account.
Quote:> : ifconfig and route will allow for a LOT of flexibility on routing..,
> : there's also some things like gated etc, which you really won't need but
> : they're there.
You still might need "routed" or "gated" since you really need
different addresses over your TCP/IP network. Your ISP will have to
assign them to you, so they will recognize them.
Quote:> : I think you should be able to arrange for the machines to all show
> : under 1 IP also, if you only order 1 address.. I was about to say slirp, but
> : you are running Ethernet.. at any rate, it should be possible..
Not! Unless you are just a terminal logged into the ONE Linux box, and
are just a user. If you really want to run a TCP/IP application on
another host, the Linux box with the modem connection needs to forward
IP packets from the second computer on to the ISP. When responses come
back, Linux routing/IP forwarding is used to send the packet back down
the network to the second IP address. If all machines are the same IP
address, nothing can go anywhere.
Quote:> slirp should also be able to do this over ethernet. If you make the main
> ppp link to your ISP with slirp, then you should be able to send all
> ethernet traffic to the linux box and slirp should send it on it's way
> and back again. Use any ip address you want for the machines on your
> end. You shouldn't even HAVE to have an IP address at all this way.
Where do you get this? Every document I have seen regarding
multiple hosts and routing, contradict you. You obviously haven't
actually tried this over ethernet. Please educate me as to the capabilities
of SLIRP and how it does this magic without addresses.
Quote:> However, since it seems like this is a leased line things may be
> different since your ISP probably expects a router on the other end.
Right! Multiple hosts at your end require multiple IP addresses.
Quote:> I have only tried this by using slirp for my main ppp link and then ppp
> again over a serial cable to my old XT and it worked fine.
Huh? Didn't your main machine set another address for your XT? Did you
actually run a TCP/IP aaplication on the XT? Or were you a
terminal/user on the Linux box and actually ran the TCP/IP application
on the Linux CPU?
Best Regards, Keith in Mesa, Arizona
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