Re: Linux has a long way to go before it becomes the major OS
From: Måns Rullgård (mru_at_kth.se)
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 00:57:25 +0100
ToolPackinMama <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> ToolPackinMama <email@example.com> writes:
>> > Look, most people only use their home PCs for email and web browsing.
>> > At the outside, they like to LAN more than one home PC for internet
>> > connection sharing. That shouldn't be complicated, and with Windows,
>> > it's not. With Linux... it's complicated. That's a fact.
>> Let's see:
>> 1. Dig out old pentium-150.
>> 2. Install two NICs.
>> 3. Install Linux.
>> 4. Plug one NIC into ISP connection.
>> 5. Plug other NIC into switch.
>> 6. Activate IP forwarding.
>> Six steps and you're set.
> You make it sound so easy. Come on over and LAN my familiy's Windows
> PCs to my Linux gateway PC. :)
You're a bit too far away, I'm afraid. Seriously though, it's not
that hard. Just get a DHCP server running on the Linux gateway and
the mswindows machines will work fine. You can of course configure
everything manually if you want. I prefer to keep everything in one
-- Måns Rullgård firstname.lastname@example.org