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connect a ppp to ppp network


Is it possible to connect a ppp dialin to a lan that has
a ppp dialout on a windows98 machine which connect to a ISP.

This will basically make the dialin client access the lan
and share a internet connection.

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In order to do what you want you need to route your packets.  Win98, by default, does not route packets.  A dialup connection from a Win98 machine will create a private connection to the ISP.  I have seen, I think it is in service pack 2, something called "Internet connection sharing", which seems to be a router for Win98.  You will need to install this on the Win98 machine that dials out.

Then you have another problem to solve.  The machine in your LAN that supports the dial-in, also needs to route packets.  I assume this is a Linux box so that is not a problem.  Simply read the route man page or the appropriate HOWTO.  And the last problem you need to figure out is whether the machine you are dialing in to this Linux box has a fixed IP address or whether it uses DHCP, and configure the Linux box's ppp server appropriately.
ninefish011300Author Commented:

Thank you for you reply.  You are right about the ICS in
the 2nd edition of Win98.  It is very easy to get connected
with a linux box and a PC with the share internet access.

But, I still having problem with ppp client who doing
dialout to my linux ppp server.  This client are running
win98, I have set the gateway to my PC which connected to
the ISP.  My guess is I needed to install ICS on all
clients to make this work, because I haven't try this yet.

Fixed the -1 problem on this question.
Escrow points corrected.

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