linux as win95 internet gateway with user authenification

Baldur Norddahl bbn at
Sat Oct 11 12:33:43 GMT 1997

On Sat, 11 Oct 1997, Caspar von Seckendorff wrote:

> I set up a linux-samba server as a file-server for a Microsoft-network.
> This works very well. Know I want to use the same pc as a gateway to the
> internet. Since I dont't have registered IPs I use IP-mascerading. diald
> establishes the connection automatically when a user tries to connect to
> the internet (e.g. www). So far so good...
> The only problem is that every Windows95 user can establish this
> connection. I only want the users that are registered on the
> linux-server to be able to do that.

For http and ftp access use a squid proxy. For other types of trafic use a
socks proxy. These will give authentication. Masqurading won't.

This isn't really a samba question, so I suggest you try the linux news
groups instead. You will find more expertiese on Linux there.


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