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Re: Windows commands for linux internet
  • From: Hans-Hermann Froehlich <hfroehlich@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 17:41:49 +0200
  • Message-id: <3EBFC0BD.1040801@xxxxxxxxxxx>

I run a server tool on my linux box called 'alt+connect'. All my windows boxes have client tools in the tray where they are able to establish an internet connection whenever they want by simply double klicking the icon. The server keeps track of all connections and releases the external line when all clients have been disconnected. To release a connection can be done by simply doubleklicking the same icon. This mechansim eliminates the draw back described below. On the server side you can configure certain users to log in and you can restrict the access to specific dates and time. You can have a protocol of all connections e.g. for billing purposes in company environment or even at home, to control the kiddies.

The last URL I have is

Hans-H. Froehlich

John Andersen wrote:
On Sunday 11 May 2003 22:10, Chris Bek wrote:

Hi folks,

I have a Linux server which serves as an Internet gateway for a 5 PC =
(Win9X) network.
Everything works find so far and SuSEFirewall is also operating nicely.
The problem is the following:
The main user of the network wants to have 2 icons on his desktop =
(Win9X) such that:
By double clicking the first one, the LinuxBox dials-in the internet and =
2nd logs him out.
Any good ideas about this??

You don't want to give that level of control to one user, just use
dial on demand. and set it to hang up after 3 minutes.

What happens when he clicks the disconnect in the middle
of a big download someone else is doing.

Time to upgrade that distro, as that one is not supported
and has a few security issues.

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