Connect two home computer to internet via PPP ?

Connect two home computer to internet via PPP ?

Post by John Fulm » Fri, 13 Oct 1995 04:00:00

|> What you should do is to run sockd (you'll find it at sunsite or any linux ftp site...).
|> Sockd is build to allow machines behind a firewall access the internet without having to
|> telnet on the firewall. Sockd (running on the firewall) gets packets from the secure part
|> of the net, rewrite them and send them over the net.
|> If you configure sockd on your computer 1 and tell computer 2 that is connected behind a
|> firewall (socks host in netscape's proxies), computer 2 will send is packets to the sockd
|> on computer 1, sockd will rewrite them with a return adress of When the
|> remote host will be contacted, it'll return packets to computer 1 and computer 1 will
|> return them to computer 2. I'm doing this at home and everything is forwing fine.
|> You should read the firewall HOWTO. It'll gives you many hints in configuring sockd. For
|> that king of configuration, you don't need a real firewall (don't need to turn off ip
|> foarwarding/gatewaing and don't need to enable ip firewalling in the kernel.)

Hello! I'm looking for this kind of configuration, BUT! Don't you have to have either a
SOCKS-aware program (like Netscape) for this to work? And if you are using say a WIN95
machine as the non-connect computer, Can you even get SOCKS clients besides Netscape?

Also, I've read that SOCKS doesn't support UDP packets, but there is a program called
UDPRelay for that. How well does that work?

Exactly what I'm looking for is a dedicated Linux server to act as my gateway, and a
Windows95 machine for applications and a X-Server. What I want is a nice, transparent
gateway that only needs 1 IP address for my home network, but I mostly want to run clients
on the WIN 95 machine, aka news, Netscape, Netrek, whatever. But I want it to be

I suppose you could do SLIRP and connect to it via a null modem cable with PPP, but I want
to set up a small ethernet, so I can mount the Linux disks via SAMBA.

Is SOCKS the only option?



1. Connecting to my home computer from internet

My home computers are connected to my wireless router which is connected to
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I wrote very simple TCP/IP and UDP client server applications. They are
working fine in my home network.

How can I access my servers (my individual home computers) from internet?


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