'proxy' or 'ip masq'

By naveen
Oct 19, 2005
  1. hi,
    First of all i should say that i am a beginer in Linux world.
    I have two pc running on Fedora core4. I have one pc connected to the net. Now i want to access net from the other pc also. I should also be able to browse one pc from the other.
    Should i go for the 'proxy' or the 'ip masq'?
    And i dont know to set up both 'proxy' and 'ip masq'.

    Any help regarding this will be hugely appreciated.

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    The best way to wire-up the net is
    hsmodem -> router -->sys1

    For file/print sharing on Linux, you need SAMBA services on both systems.
    You can verify it's running with
    ps -ax | egrep smbd​
    and that it is at least installed using the RPM -qLa (check the manpage, i forget just now)

    A Sample SAMBA config file is uploaded on this site.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    You want the IP masquerading - a job usually done by a dedicated router, but Linux will do it just fine.
  4. naveen

    naveen TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thank u guys for ur help..
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