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Dear Experts,

I am using netware 3.12 server. I have 4 or 5 windows 95 machine in that network. One of thath machine is acting as proxy server and that machine has the direct internet connection. I want to make the netware cleints to browse the net using some win 3.1 based browsers...but how to set the proxy to serve for the requests from the netware clients....?


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by:Bruce_R
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What browser are you using? Netscape?

Just add the proxy server address into the proxy settings on the browser.
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by:mpltech
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You need to add the TCP/IP protocol to the other systems. You also must add another IP address, and likely another network adapter, to the proxy server.

use the following settings:

proxy server:

IP 192.168.1.1
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway=blank

(use these settings for the second network adapter, which connects to your network. The first adapter connects directly to the Internet router/modem and to nothing else.

You will then need to remove ipx/spx from the first adapter, and add it to the second, since it will be the one communicating with the netware server.

It is actually possible to use 2 IP addresses on an adapter in win98, using a registry hack, but not recommended, and impossible if one must be on DHCP.


On the other systems, use these settings after installing TCP/IP:

IP 192.168.1.2 (and so on)
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.1.1

I recommend not using a proxy server, but NAT (network address translation) instead. If you have not already purchased a proxy program, check out Winroute (www.winroute.com)

For best results, use Windows NT for this system! Even better, use Windows 2000, and you won't need to buy any additional software, since W2k includes NAT.

Good luck.

Mike



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by:shanraj
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Dear mpltech,


U have to understand onething....the client machines are netware 3.12 clients and they don't have HDD. They are using remote booting.We are using win 3.1 in the clients. My question is, Is there any browser is for win 3.1 ...? and how to configure the client machines to use a proxy server or NAT...? We are using dial up network....So in the proxy server machine there is only one adapter is there.

Shanraj
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You will not be able to use a proxy server without upgrading. I'm not saying its impossible, but its beyond the scope of me helping you. The main obstacle is that windows 3.1 does not come with a TCP/IP stack. There are software solutions available, but they would be a waste of money better spent on upgrading your systems. Also it would be very difficult to set up.

You can use Trumpet winsock, version 3.0 (cost $25), and Netscape version 4.08 (free), for windows 3.1, to get internet access on your win31 systems, but they will each need a modem and phone line.

You should seriously consider upgrading to at least windows 95 on all your systems, that way you can use the setup that you want, since the TCP/IP software is included.

Mike




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by:Bruce_R
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I'd agree with mpltech that it is probably not worth it but there are a few ways to achieve what you want.

As mpltech has said, you need a winsock, Trumpet will work (we used to use it without a modem), and Netscape is probably the easiest web browser option. There used to be a version of IE for Win 3.1 that included a winsock but I can't find it in the microsoft site any more.

You would also need some DOS TCP/IP drivers. This will consist of a card driver and another piece of software to link to the winsock. Typically this would be a packet driver such as those available free from http://www.crynwr.com/ and a program called winpkt.com

there is more info here ...
http://apollo.saultc.on.ca/~fcarella/courses/cso200/cso200lab3.html

and here ..
http://www.yale.edu/pclt/WINWORLD/CONTENTS.HTM
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by:mpltech
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thats pretty interesting...it could be worth investigating. I also was not aware Trumpet Winsock could work on a LAN, since there are no references to this in the doc.

I was thinking maybe LAN Workplace or Chameleon, but you can't really find these programs available anymore, and they used to cost big $$$.


Mike
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