[Samba] Samba with a Win9x network and RoadRunner

DJ Busch djbusch at new.rr.com
Sun Sep 29 14:20:03 GMT 2002

I've considered doing just that, but here's the rub...in the very rare
occasion when I _do_ want/need to use W2k for something, my wife's laptop
can't get to the internet.  I've considered setting up ICS on the Win2k side
to accomodate that, but wasn't sure how to set up ICS and was hoping to
resolve the problem without going to that extreme.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gene Bomgardner [mailto:Gene at bomgardner.net]
> Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 8:57 AM
> To: DJ Busch
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Samba with a Win9x network and RoadRunner
> On 29 Sep 2002 at 8:42, DJ Busch wrote:
> > I've tried setting the IP on the Linux machine manually, but
> the result was
> > ugly - I couldn't connect to any outside Internet services.  If
> I don't let
> > RR(my cable ISP)'s DHCP server set my IP, I can't access the Internet at
> > all.
> >
> >
> I've run into similar problems. MSN supplies a router that does
> dchp as well. Just to make life interesting, it uses an ip mask of
> which allows exactly _4_ addresses. *.0 is of
> course unusable, *.1 is the router, *.2 is a client machine, and *.3 is
> a broadcast address. That means you can hook up exactly ONE pc
> to the darn thing. So what I did was use a unix machine as a
> gateway. It has two nics, one to the router addressed
> and another for my LAN adressed as
> The gateway runs natd and its own dhcp server
> (the dhcp is not really necessary) I can now assign whatever ips I
> want on the LAN and I still reach the Internet just fine.
> Hope that help a little.
> God's Blessings,
> Gene
> To everything there is a season, and a time to every
> purpose under heaven.    Ecl 3:1 -
> and more recently, The Byrds

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