Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Mimic Internet Connection Sharing

Posted on 2000-04-05
4
Medium Priority
?
216 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I've got an in-home network that is set up to share a cable modem connection using Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing.  This service acts as a DHCP server, DNS passthrough, proxy server, and firewall for my internal network.

I want to emulate this in Linux.

I've read up on IP Masquerading, but I don't know if this is an adequate service.

Here is my question:
What services do I need to run (or download, install and run) to perform the same features as the W98 ICS?  I want to be able to add more clients to the internal network later, and if I can ge DHCP to do the network setup it would be TONS easier.

I'm not certian if ICS just passes through the DNS request to the DNS server or if it performs the DNS request for the client and translates in the proxy.

Thanks!
Hatton
0
Comment
Question by:kc5sig
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 400 total points
ID: 2688350
You can do the same thing that win98 does with it Internet Connection sharing, but it's not "one stop shopping". IP Masquerade will take care of firewalling and allowing the inside hosts to access the Internet from your "private inside network". You can set up a cacheing DNS and a DHCP server for the other features. The howtos (http://howto.tucows.com/howto.html) cover these farily well.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:kc5sig
ID: 2688388
There is a Mini-Howto in that list that covers it *EXACTLY* how I wanted it!!!  If you're looking for this, then look for the Mini-Howto entitled "Red Hat Linux 6.X as an Internet Gateway for a Home Network", that covers the setup to a 'T'.

Thanks!
Hatton
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:kc5sig
ID: 2688395
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 2688736
The ipchains howto, though a bit more technical is also good to read.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question