I'm not too hot on the samba side but you may run into problems on the
side. It depends on how the NT proxy server is set up (I assume you are
running MS Proxy Server 2.0). This proxy server runs different (3) types of
Generally, access is handled by Winsock Proxy - for which you
need client software (Winsockproxy_client) installed on the workstations.
This 'hides' the proxy server and makes the workstation behave as if it
is on the same subnet as the internet destinations. The prob is that there
is no 'official' wsp client for linux though I understand that there are
Other access is handled by WebProxy - specifically http, https and ftp -
winsock is not configured to handle them. You can access the internet using
these application proxies provided you application can handle them (Netscape
The other option is using the SOCKs proxy but you need applications that
are aware and can use SOCKS - some ftp clients etc.
If you are going to use many different platforms then you should consider
migrating from MSProxyServer as is tends to be MS specific.
Also, for info, the proxy server is not a default route to access the
The proxy server takes client proxy connections and establishes its own
copnnection to the destination IP address (does not route the packets
from the client). Therefore you cannot set the default route on the linux
box to point to the proxy server. Instead, set the nameserver to point
to the proxy server (it will act as one). You could set up a DHCP client
but to be honest, set the linux IP as static, it'll make things easier -
to start with and get things running
> I've installed a Redhat 6.2 Linux on a PC. Now I want to use it as a
> workstation in our LAN, and to access Internet. In our LAN, we have only
> computer, the NT server, that can access the Internet. Could I access the
> Internet from my Linux machine through the proxy server(a NT4 server) in
> LAN. What do I need to do?
> I don't know how to enter those information such as Domain name, DNS
> Host name, IP address or obtain it automatically. Who can tell me about
> I've downloade LDP documents and am searching in these materials. I just
> visit the home page of Samba. Will it solve my problem? I guess it
> for the time being.
> Who is kindly enough to give me a quick guide?
> Thanks for your time in advance!
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