sharing a dial-up connection with a win95 system

Matthew Gibbins mgibbins at
Sat Sep 8 08:59:58 EST 2001

And yo was jeremy at heard to yodel:
> On  5 Sep, Antti.Roppola at wrote:
> > jeremy wrote:
> >> On  4 Sep, Mick Howe wrote:
> >> > I wish to setup my RedHat 7.1 linux to provide access to 
> >> the web for a Win95 
> >> > system. any tips or reference to a readable howto?
> > 
> >> little while to work through - there's a lot there.
> > 
> > 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.
  I'll agree with you on the initial configuration, but as Antti mentioned it's 
 the net sharing that's the difficult bit. A while ago I had the misfortune to 
 set up a friends WinXX computers with Internet Connection Sharing. An 
 adventure in wierdness. For one you have to assign the network device of the
 host machine on the client machine as your destination. This was confusing as 
 both machines had exactly the same type of network card. 
 Secondly ICS only allows a connection of two machines.
 And thirdly in typical MSFT fashion it has a habit of spontaneously deciding 
 not to work...:(

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