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Date:      Sat, 14 Sep 1996 00:31:27 -0700
From:      Clay Jackson <>
Subject:   Re: gateway local net over PPP
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Hi Doug -  

I've lurked here long enough now, perhaps I can help (altho the quality and
quantity of your answers is pretty amazing).

In any case, what I did you get things working was to get a subnet from my
ISP, and have them make changes (dunno WHAT changes) in their routing tables
so that my subnet was 'visible' behind my ppp machine.  Once that was done,
(almost) everything worked like a champ.  

The only problem remaining appears to be around routed.  If I run routed
with a -s (which is what the handbook and FAQs say), then if I also run
"-auto", the blasted thing either never times out, or times out and then
immediately redials, depending on my filter settings.  On the other hand, if
I run "routed -q", THEN everything is OK, EXCEPT that I have to MANUALLY run
'routed -s' and let it connect ONCE after I reboot.

I'm SURE something is "wrong" in my routing tables, but I've no idea WHAT.

BTW - I'm also running named, which seems to make life easier for my Win95
and DOS boxes on the "other" side of my server.

Hope this helps - lemme know if you need some specifics.

Clay Jackson
"Never confuse selling with implementing" - G. Kleven

At 01:10 PM 9/7/96 -0700, Doug White wrote:
>I've seen this question too many times, but I have yet to find a
>*definintive* answer.  
>How do I link a private LAN to the Internet over a PPP connection?
>The goal of this inquiry is twofold:
>1)  To get it working :-)
>2)  To document the process for inclusion in the Handbook or whatever.
>Here is the situation:
>A)  I've set up a small 10BaseT network here between my 486 laptop
>running DOS and/or OS/2 (and in the future a Win95 P166) to my FreeBSD
>box.  I can talk to the laptop just fine (telnet, ftp, etc).  The network
>uses the 10.0.0.x block.
>B)  I currently dial up my ISP using iijppp.  That works fine.  FWIW, I'm
>dialing into a Cisco terminal server.  
>C)  I have a NE2000 Ethernet card.
>1)  Run a caching server such as squid or harvest.  This is no good; I
>need outbound telnet too.  
>2)  Run SOCKS.  No good; I don't know how to reconfigure the Novell Lan
>Workplace tcp/ip clients to use the socks server.  (If someone knows how
>to do this I'm listening!! -- or perhaps know SOCKSified Windows clients)
>Anyone have a socks5.conf I can steal?
>3)  Run a firewall.  Trying that now, it doesn't look like the firewall
>will proxy or perform the necessary conversions to get the replies back.
>Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
>Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant
>    | Computer Science Major

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