RE: Internet Connection Sharing [was: Re: Ethernet]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sam Varghese [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> Sam Varghese
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:58 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.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 Varghese)
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.