Sharing a network connection between SUSE and Windows desktops

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I want to share Internet on a LAN connection.  I have SUSE Linux installed on one PC and Windows XP on the other three PCs.  I have a BSNL broadband connection on the SUSE Linux PC.  The SUSE Linux PC has one network card.  Please tell me how to share an Internet connection using SUSE Linux.



Software/Hardware used:
SUSE Linux, Windows XP

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There is more than one way to do that.

You could do it with the help of iptables. Here’s a guide (it is for debian but as it uses kernel’s iptables I think it should work for any linux distribution).

<a href=”http://www.aboutdebian.com/proxy.htm”>How To Set Up A Linux Proxy Server</a>

Also, in SUSE you could use YaST which would make things easier. Take a look at this article:

<a href=”http://opensuse.swerdna.org/suseics.html”>Internet Connection Sharing (Linux IP Masquerading) with Suse or Windows Servers</a>

And, you could use squid or any other proxy server program with caching capabilities.

-CarlosDL

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  • AndreaF
    Wouldn't this still require an additional network card on the Linux machine?
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  • carlosdl
    "Wouldn’t this still require an additional network card on the Linux machine?" Not necessarily a network 'card'. It needs a network card to connect with other computers on the lan, and a connection to the outside, which could be a modem, usb adapter, or other type of internet connection.
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  • Schmidtw
    Why bother with a share when you could throw in a small switch? -Schmidtw
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  • Bitraptor
    Try this link: http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/33403125/-internet-connection-s.aspx But honestly, you can siimple use YAST or make a "bonding"on your network card and use any proxy server.
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  • petkoa
    If the DSL modem is just a modem, the switch will be not enough... But if it is an all-in-one modem/router/NAT-firewall/DHCP-server/DNS-proxy/switch/WiFi-AP - which many of them nowadays are (if not almost all), then even a switch is superfluous: 3 win boxes +1 linux box = 4 ports of the "modem".
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