using Wingate as a internet gateway for Linux

using Wingate as a internet gateway for Linux

Post by John D. Hard » Mon, 09 Feb 1998 04:00:00





Quote:> okies.....the machine i want to use as my gateway has an interal IP of
> 192.168.0.1.....i can't seem to set this as my default gateway for my
> other linux box using netcfg in Red Hat 5.0.....i have a text i can mail
> ya of netstat -rn if that would help anyone help me.

Why in the world do you want to set it up backwards?

Linux using IP Masquerade is a much more capable gateway than Wingate, and
Wingate is poorly written software that opens your system up as a channel
for others to use as an abuse tool, for example to send spam (see recent
posts to the bugtraq mailing list for details).

Set up IP masquerade and diald on your Linux box and let it gateway your
Windows box. You'll get better results and you'll be more secure.

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using Wingate as a internet gateway for Linux

Post by Petri Lehton » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00




>> okies.....the machine i want to use as my gateway has an interal IP of
>> 192.168.0.1.....i can't seem to set this as my default gateway for my
>> other linux box using netcfg in Red Hat 5.0.....i have a text i can mail
>> ya of netstat -rn if that would help anyone help me.

I don't think wingate can act as a router at all.

For telnet you need to telnet first to the wingate machine and then enter
the name of the machine you want to telnet to.

For Netscape you configure the wingate machine as your proxyserver.

For news you use wingate as your news server.

and so on...

Of course these services need to be enabled on the wingate. See the help
file for more info on configuring your programs as well as checking the
above since I it's been a  while since I configured some machines behind a
wingate.

pete

 
 
 

1. Linux on Win TCP/IP network using WinGate gateway

New to Linux, I tried to integrate my Linux machine in our Windows NT/95
Network (NetBeui/ TCP/IP), including the WinGate gateway software on an
other machine under win95, that provides TCP/IP-access to internet and
all. Now whenever my machine tries a DNS call, it doesn't seem to get
the answer! And it even starts to look for an IP Adress for WORKGROUP
(our Win workgroup), but doesn't get over that.

Pinging local machines works fine, but it doesn't quite understand how
to use the gateway.

I'm using an older Red Hat (4.x) distribution on a Pentium 233.

Thanks for helping, Tom
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