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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie DSL router question
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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie DSL router question

i was about to post the same exact thing, but mark saved me from the
typing.  :)  this is exactly what i do.

just a few notes -- actually, my setup looks like this:

begin Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> 
> What I'd do is:
>    phone jack --- DSL --- Linux --- hub --- Win98 Laptop
>                             |        +----- Win98 Desktop
>                             |
>                             +-- printer

phone jack --- DSL --- Linux/LEAF Linux --- hub --- navalle (dualboot)
                                            |         |
                                            |         +-- scanner
                                            +--- moloch (linux laptop)
                                            +--- satan (linux)
                                            |      |
                                            |      +-- printer
                                            +--- lucifer (linux)
                                                   +--- CDRW
                                                   +--- backup drives

everything: CDRW, backup hardware, winex services, windows, printer, mp3
hard drives, etc, are shared via samba, X forwarding and NFS.

i use LEAF as a firewall on a PII/233.  the damned thing doesn't even
have fan; i need to look at a light on the front to see if it's on or
not.  it's the perfect situation.  and using dachstein/CD (thanks to
jeff for turning me on to it) makes me nearly worry free.  i've got
strong firewalling, and in the event that someone does break in, at
least my firewall won't need to be reinstalled, since the floppy from
which it boots and loads a / partition is write protected.

it's the ideal situation, and i've been very happy with it.

also, i've found that setting up windows to use DSL from LEAF was
remarkably easy.  almost as easy as setting up networking with a linux
machine.  just like linux, point your gateway at the router/firewall and
point your DNS at the DNS you're supposed to use.  reboot (ach!) and

fwiw, samba is easy to set up if you do the reading.  it can be a
nightmare otherwise.  the "printers under samba" diagnostic
documentation is the best i've ever seen.  very methodical diagnostic
checking.  it was well written.


> Besides what you already got, you'll probably need an extra ethernet card
> for your Linux box (it needs two, one for DSL and one for the hub), a hub,
> and lots of long cables.  It's probably the most cost effective solution,
> but the Linux box will need to be turned on everytime others want to
> connect to the Internet or print.  (Or better yet, leave it on...)
> The biggest headache will be trying to run the cable through the house.
> The next biggest headache will be configuring the Linux box to let the
> Windows computers share the Internet connection.  For that, check out the
> IP-Masquerading-HOWTO in /usr/share/doc.  To share the printer and use it
> as a file server, use Samba:
>    1. Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf use appropriate settings (do it as root)
>       (Actually, there are several graphical programs that help you with
>       this, and some comes with Mandrake; but I don't use them so I'm
>       not sure which programs to use.  Maybe you can poke around for it.
>       One technique involves using the browser to connect to your own
>       machine.)
>    2. Type `chkconfig --add smb` (do it as root)
>    3. Type `/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart` (do it as root)
> Let us know if you get stuck.
> -Mark
> On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, Dick McCabe Jr wrote:
> > I am relatively new to Linux (3 years off and on, 4 months exclusively)
> > and would lie to set up a network at my house between three computers.
> > My computer is running Mandrake 8.2 while my 22 year old daughter has a
> > Win98 laptop and my 19 year old has a win98 desktop.  I am using SBC DSL
> > using ethernet cards. I definitely want to share the DSL, but would also
> > like to share at least the printer and maybe file sharing.
> > My question is this:  what is the best way to go about this?  Do I use a
> > router with printer port or Linux's networking software?  Or both?
> >
> > Also I recently bought an Olympus D380 digital camera with a built in
> > USB connection.  How do I access the camera through Linux?  The camera
> > uses SmartMedia, so perhaps a card reader is in order.
> >
> > Thanks in Advance
> > Dick
> >
> >
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