access to NT/Win95 network from Linux ' dial-in | internet '

Jan Vicherek honza at
Wed Jan 21 17:34:15 GMT 1998


  This may not be strictly a samba question, since some Linux OS tricks
may have to be utilized (like IP Masquerading, NAT and aliased eth
interface), but I'm posing it here since samba may be part of the solution
too, and since it's most likely the people on this list that would have
most experience with these issues. 

  4 questions follow at the bottom :

 description of setup :
   The Linux box has 2 modems, through which win95 boxes connect.
   Linux is connected on one LAN with an NT box and with a bunch of win95
  This gives us 3 "access groups" that can utilize the services of the NT,
Linux and LAN Win95 boxes :
     - "inernet access group" -- machines that can connect to
          Linux through internet dynamic IP dialup modem
     - "dial-in access group" -- dedicated dial-in (pppd) modem
 and - "LAN access group"     -- the machines sitting on the LAN

   Question 1 :

    What types of access are *not* possible from the two non-LAN groups ?
    In other words, what is the list of services on the NT (or LAN 95
boxes) that are not available to either of the two "remote" access groups ?
 (these are the "inernet" and "dial-in" access groups)

  I assume that that the second (dedicated dial-in) access group has all
the same capabilities as the LAN access group, since the machine that
dials-in can get an IP on the LAN.

 Question 2:
  Am I wrong on this assumption ?

 Question 3:
  Is there a way any of the NT / Win95 boxes can see a modem on Linux as a
"modem" ? I.e. it can call dial-out from it (data modemming), perhaps even
faxing ? ( and I wouldn't dream of voice capabilities).

 Question 4:
  I also have a scanner. I can attach it to any machine. Is there a way to
"share" it ? Can it be attached to the Linux box and share it from there ?



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