On Mon, 23 Sep 2002 20:29:13 -0400 "Thomas Carey" email@example.com wrote:
TC> Win 98 Second Edition came with Internet connection sharing, albeit TC> with a second nic in your system. One nic connected to the cable TC> modem, one nic connected to the hub/switch. It serves as a TC> dhcp/proxy server, and worked flawlessly for me. Actually a good MS TC> product that I would recommend. It probably is not installed by TC> default, and you may have to add that component in the control panel TC> (add/remove programs, windows setup...).
i tried that once... i couldn't get it to work.
the whole process SEEMS simple enough; there's even a step-by-step process given to set it up.
HOWEVER, when i tried to rig a Linux box to go through it, it wouldn't allow any traffic through.
i'm not going to bother asking where i went wrong. i eventually tried to get a Linux station to do the trick, and it worked like a champ (like i didn't expect that, eh? <g>)
maybe the Internet Sharing thing with Win98 is a neat idea, but if they would at least provide some more information without redefining the network terms.... wait. that would defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?
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