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Connecting linux box to win98 box

Have Linux 6.5 running on a new box win98 running on our server with 4 pc's on windows networking with internet connection sharing running. Would like to connect to the net on the linux box thru the windows machine server  any help ?
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You just need to run netcfg and enter the DNS and Default Gateway like the Windows machines.

You need to be more specific, though.  Win98 has no inherent routing capability.  What program are you using to serve the packets?  Or do raw internet packes come to your net via your downfeed, and the win98 box is just acting as a file server?  These are very differnt situations.
Win 98 DOES allow IP forwarding.  If neccessary, uninstall the network adapter and/or DUN on the 98 machine, and then re-install it/them.  

You will be prompted about IP forwarding  during the install of one of them.  I can't remember which one it is, sorry.  

If in doubt, ask about IP forwarding in one of the windows 98 areas.  

when you connect to linux from network neighbor hood you see the netnios name of your linux box when you double click the name did it ask for a pass word if so how do you stop that thats my problem because i can't get in
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