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RE: Internet Connection Sharing [was: Re: Ethernet]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sam Varghese [mailto:samuel@gnubies.com]On Behalf Of
> Sam Varghese
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:58 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Internet Connection Sharing [was: Re: Ethernet]
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 09:54:37PM -0400, JakeCatfox@aol.com wrote:
> > How can I set up my Win98 machine to share its internet
> connection to my
> > networked Linux machines?
> Pardon me for asking but wouldn't it better and
> more reliable to connect with a Debian box and share
> the connection using ip masquerading?
> Sam
> --
> (Sam Varghese)
> http://www.gnubies.com

It is not only better as far as reliability of connection, but it is more
secure... particularly if you have sharing bound to TCP/IP on your windows

With Debian you have much greater control of input/output/forwarding access
than you do with windows (does windows actualy have any real security ?)

When you masquerade onto the internet, they cannot initiate a connections to
your win95 machine from the internet making it more secure.


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