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Re: Connecting 2 computers to the internet



On 6/25/05, Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists uni-x org> wrote:
> 
> http://fedoranews.org/ghenry/gateway-non-ppp/

Thank you!!!

> 
> That article - and his predecessor http://fedoranews.org/ghenry/gateway/
> -  should be helpful. Two points are typical pitfalls for beginners: the
> Linux host must forward traffic between his 2 devices. This is calle
> ip_forward and is to be set on (1) in /etc/sysctl.conf.

This should be straight forward. I'll get to that tomorrow when we (me
and the box) will be alone.

> The other point
> is that the client(s) behind the gateway host must be able to resolve
> hostnames. So they either have to have in their network setup knowledge
> about the ISP's DNS addresses or if the gateway acts as a local caching
> nameserver, they have to use his IP as DNS address.

Um, this was not very clear to me. I gathered that I must:
1) have in my network setup knowledge about the ISP's DNS addresses.
OR
2) If the gateway acts as a local caching nameserver, I have to use my
IP as DNS address.

Where could I find out about these two situations? Is the choise of 1
or 2 up to me, or does it depend upon the ISP?

> 
> Alexander
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Thank you Alex! As usual, your post brings me bounds closer to my goal.

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