Sorry to bother you, but I seem to be having the opposite problem as everyone
else. They seem to want the Linux machine to be the host and Win98, etc. machines
to be clients. I am trying to do just the opposite, I want to run the Linux
machine as the Client and the Win98 box as the Host. Darn near every How-to,
postings, etc. I read seem to be geared toward the Linux host. I presently am
running a Proxy on the Win98 machine, and at boot on the linux box the Eth0's Ok,
I can ping the proxy's IP and the actual IP of the machine the proxy is on, but I
keep getting "Page Contains, No Data" when I try to use Netscape with the Proxy's
settings. Every configuration in Linux seems to be correct. Do you have any
advice as to how to resolve my problem, any How-Tos for this problem. I have gone
crazy trying to figure it out. Also, Again, sorry to inconvience you.
> [Posted and mailed]
> > Hi,
> > I want to create a home network consisting of 3 computers running UNIX,
> > Win2000, and Win98 using a 4th machine running Linux. I've seen the WinProxy
> > solution for Windows but I want to learn how to do this using Linux.
> > I know that I want all the machines to have good network connectivity. I
> > know that I want to share a dialup ISP and I know that I want some firewall
> > protection. But besides that, I don't know where to begin. What's books, man
> > pages, how-tos, etc. should I read?
> > What exactly is it that I want to build? What software should I look for?
> What exactly do you want to DO with this network? If you just want the
> Linux box to serve as a way for several other computers to share a single
> dialup PPP link, then start with the PPP HOWTO (check
> http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX-3.html for a list of all Linux
> HOWTO documents) and go on to the IP masquerading and ipchains HOWTOs. If
> you want to run internal services on your network, like file or printer
> sharing, then you'll need to locate appropriate documentation for that.
> You may want to consider buying a book if you want to do more than one or
> two limited tasks, though. I've got several recommendations on
> http://www.rodsbooks.com/books/. It's possible that my own _Linux:
> Networking for Your Office_ will suit your needs, or you might be better
> off with something else; it's hard to tell without knowing more about
> what you intend to accomplish.
> Author of books on Linux networking & WordPerfect for Linux