sharing a dial-up connection with a win95 system

Antti.Roppola at Antti.Roppola at
Wed Sep 5 15:41:29 EST 2001

jeremy wrote:

> > Conversely, the Windows net sharing is not that painless
> > either. I was going to share using Windows until I built
> > my firewall. In the end, it took less time to build a
> > firewall than it took to get Windows net sharing working.

> That's unuasual.  Perhaps you have a special setup, but I always found
> windows networking to be fairly straightforwards.  Install drivers for
> card, assign IP and DNS, reboot.

Networking is painless. Getting the _Windows_ Internet sharing host
to produce a config file that any other Windows machine could
understand was more effort than setting up the real firewall box.
Clients being mix of 95a, 95b, 98 and 98SE wouldn't have helped this.


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