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Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 1996 08:43:52 -0700 (MST)
From:      Tony Jones <>
Subject:   unregistered IP/proxy? question
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Typical setup, FreeBSD system connecting to an ISP over PPP (currently
kernel PPP).

My wife wants to be able to surf the net using her Mac. Thus i'm going to hook 
the two systems together via Ethernet.

Rather than trying to get my new ISP to give me an extra static IP address
and route to it, I thought I'd just give her Mac one of the private addresses 
defined by RFC 1597. Then run a address translating proxy on my FreeBSD system.

However, this is all theory and I've never done anything like this before, so 
I was curious if this is the best approach ?

The TIS toolkit looks like it might offer what I need (plus a lot of logging
I don't) and supports all the application level protocols she wants.

I was also assuming it would be a good idea to enable iij-ppp so that traffic 
recieved by the proxy will demand dial the ISP.

Any comments ?


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