>>> Im pleased to say i've got IP masquerading and diald working this
>>> weekend, one problem though is that diald spontaneously dials out. I've
>Do you have named or gated running? Don;t.
We had the same problem. The cause was a combination of Samba
and the netbios(?) name-lookup from the Windows boxes. They do
a broadcast and ask for the name of another computer. Samba wants
to answer this request and asks the (external) name-server for an
answer (-> dialout).
We set up a nameserver and fed it with all local machines. That
solved the problem.
To figure out what really caused the dial-out you can use
Hope this helps,
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