Re: Newbie home network; Debian gateway, XP within.
Giving XP the gateway and then setting up Debian to just forward these
requests makes it a lot easier to maintain tho. I have setup my friends XP
with only the gateway and it works, the server isn't Debian but SME Mitel
(www.e-smith.org). My server has the option to be a DNS proxy but I turned
it off as I'm using cable and the very small amount of time against another
process (on old hardware) doesn't make it worth while.
What XP will do is to check the request for a web page (or ftp etc) against
the local subnet mask, then if it isn't on the local network goes and asks
the gatway for it. The gateway then (depending on the setup) asks your ISP
or gets the IP address its self.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Guldemond" <email@example.com>
To: "Debian User" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: Newbie home network; Debian gateway, XP within.
On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 02:34:58PM -0000, Craig Genner wrote:
> To resolve the IE modem prompt you need to tell XP that the connection
> be over a LAN, not modem. This can be done by going to the 'Tools >
> Internet Options' menu in IE, then the Connections tab. In there click
> 'Never dial a connection'. Click OK then restart IE.
> The rest of the stuff some one else will have to help you with as I've
> always just said 'Do this' and it has done it for me so far.
> > On the XP machine the, TCP/IP properties are:
> > IP address 192.168.1.2
> > Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
> > Default gateway 192.168.1.1
Telling XP that it should not dial a connection should help, but the
problem is that the XP machine has no name servers, hence it cannot
resolve host names. To fix this, tell XP about the DNS servers in the
TCP/IP properties dialog. If you set up DHCP over your network, with
the Debian machine set as the host, this will automatically get set up.
Happy to help,
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