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windows computer time out on linux using masquerade

I'm using RedHat 6.0
with pppd 2.3.7

This is a network of microsoft 95,98,NT and linux machines.

The linux computer is the gateway
for the internet.The system is set
on demand for the dialup. Everything
works fine except.

If the modem if offline and you try to
send an email or surf, a network error message will be prompt. If you wait for the modem to get the connection and just resend or refresh everything is fine.


Is it possible to increase the time out delay on the network? This way  the modem will have time to connect and respond.





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garoloup2k
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garoloup2k
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pgpkeysCommented:
I'm not exactly sure of where you are experiencing the problem. Tell me if I understand the problem correctly. YOur clients are reporting an inability to connect to a site or to send out email? Or the linux box is reporting errors? Reason i ask is I have mine set up to not forward through the Linux box but to send everything like email and such to the linux box which will then send everything out when connected.

The problem with windows boxes (using pppd's dial on demand option) is that you can't change the timeout settings for the connection except in the registry IIRC. You can however change Linux's pppd timeout through options in your /etc/ppp/options file.

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kiffneyCommented:
You can try this - in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or some other place in your startup scripts)

do

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_dynaddr

This will hold the first outgoing packets until your dynamic IP address is assigned.  If that doesn't happen fast enough for Windows you may be out of luck, but try this if you're not already doing it.
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garoloup2kAuthor Commented:
Thank's

The error got corrected 9 out of
10 tries.

And microsoft respond by

  Q229890 - Time-Out Errors Sending Web Page Requests to an ICS Host

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, re-send the Internet request. To do this, press F5 in Internet Explorer. You can also establish the connection manually using the ICS host computer.
 http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q229/8/90.ASP


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