Win95 routing or port redirecting

Sean Mathews mathewss "at"
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 18:58:48 +0000

 My suggestion is to use Jnos or ka9q on an old 486 box
with 2 meg of ram. You will find the needed dos drivers
for your nic cards as i have found at least all nic cards
i have ever used be it wireless or not have a dos driver.
Nos(ka9q) will allow you to setup a router to your physical
net from your radio net. Its not umm some point and click
install i will warn you. It does require some understanding
of basic routing concepts and some psudo unix understanding.

          _______________subnet A_____________  
 Net --- | Linux Machine |---|---|W95 Desktop|
          ---------------    |   -------------  
                        _____|______               __________
                        |NOS/router|. . . . . . . |W95 Laptop|
                        ------------  subnet B     ---------- 

 ka9q will work on a 286 or better with 1-2 megs of ram.
on a computer with only a dos boot floppy. I oftin also
use nos as a ppp gateway to get a subnet from a dialin

  Sean Mathews Nu Tech CTO

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On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Stephen A. Wood wrote:

> I recently bought some wireless networking cards in order to give me
> some freedom to roam around with my laptop.  I use Linux, but
> unfortunately, only W95 drivers are available for the wireless cards. 
> So, what I am trying to do, is use VNC to project an X server to the
> laptop running W95.  Here is the configuration I am trying
>          _______________        ___________                 __________
> Net --- | Linux Machine |------|W95 Desktop| . . . . . . . |W95 Laptop|
>          ---------------    ^   -----------        ^        ----------
>                             |                      |
>                          Ethernet              Wireless network
> What I would like to do is run a Xvnc server on the Linux machine and
> then run the VNC client on the laptop, thus sort of getting linux on the
> laptop.  The problem is that I don't know how to make W95 do routing. 
> There is a registry variable "EnableRouting", but the machine simply
> doesn't boot if that is on.  So the another way I thought of doing
> routing is to use a TCP port redirector (like the Linux "redir"
> command).  However I can't find a W95 port redirector.
> Does anyone have any advice on how to get either
> 	1.  Routing to work under W95
> 	2.  TCP port redirection under W95
> I have run a VNC server on the Desktop and a VNC client on the laptop. 
> I could then run a VNC client on the desktop connecting to the Linux
> Machine, but that seems like it would be slow and overkill.
> 					Steve Wood
> 					Newport News, Virginia
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