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Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 1996 22:02:15 -0400
From:      Mark Plummer <markus@clark.net>
To:        Tony Jones <tony@rtd.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: unregistered IP/proxy? question 
Message-ID:  <199608210202.WAA22228@clark.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 20 Aug 1996 08:43:52 PDT." <199608201543.IAA06668@seagull.rtd.com> 

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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 hoo
k 
> 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 syste
m.
> 
> 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 ?
> 
> Tony

hey,

    never fiddled w' the demand dial stuff, but it's reputed to work well.
using a 1597 address is probably the best way to deal w' your situation.
the tis toolkit may be more than you need though if your wife only wants
to use http and the occasional ftp.  most web servers (and definetly the one
from cern) support acting as a web proxy.  the added advantage (though not
likely much of one in your case) is that the caching is done for all
connections through the gateway so what one person picks up will be held
around if someone else asks for it.

markus

-- Mark Plummer, markus@clark.net, +1 410 796 1272



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