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Re: Can I share a modem with a windows machine?



A.J. Bonnema wrote:

Peter Boy wrote:

Am Di, den 15.06.2004 schrieb A.J. Bonnema um 10:35:

How can I share a modem with a windows machine?



In terms of a locally available remote resource (to establish a point to point connection between your windows machine and a target) you are out of luck, as to my knowledge.


I hope I understand you here. I want to use the modem connected to my linux machine, from a different windows machine (which has no modem).
You are saying that is not possible?


My thinking was, the modem presents a serial interface, just like a keyboard or a mouse. So probably it shouldn't be too difficult to realize a connection (or is it?).

Does anyone know if this has ever been tried?

Guus.

This is a Windoze thang. Have a look in your dialer's setup and have a look at the connection sharing thing. I think it is only available from Windoze 99 onwards. You can then use iptables & the nat tables to share via the linux box although you might as well just use the Windoze thing. I have to say, you've got it backwards - you should be sharing Windoze of Linux ultimately but if you've got good Windoze firewall s/w & you keep your updates, antivirus, trojans & spyware in check every few hours or so then maybe this might be easier than setting Linux up properly once (at least Windoze fans seem to think so!)


Marc



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