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Re: [tlug] networking

Hi Gavin - 
Freesco is great -
It's free - GPL, too.
I did a page on it a while back at:  (The stuff on samba is a bit outdated, I think...)

It's one of those 'single-floppy' distros, which means that you don't need a hard drive in the machine - in fact, I've stripped that machine of its hard drive, CD drive, most of the cards and even the fan and it's performed flawlessly for over a year. 
When I had regular dialup, I had it set so that it would autodial and then hang up after 1 minute of inactivity, which was good when you are paying Japan phone rates - just be sure that it's not dialing out when you don't want it to. (When if you have a Windows machine on the network, certain programs like to connect if they see that you have a net connection - having a router makes the client PCs think the connection is always on - be careful.)

On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 01:59:11 +0900
Gavin <> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply, about FreeSCO, I've never heard of it! where can I get 
> it and how much is it? I'm intrested!!
> Gavin
> On Monday 04 March 2002 00:44, Jim O'Connell wrote:
> > What type of  internet connection?
> > If you've got ISDN or dialup, I'd recommend setting it up with FreeSCO.
> > If it's ADSL (PPPoE), try the IPCop firewall distro, or a full distro with
> > forwarding enabled. I'm about to make the switch from ISDN to ADSL, and I'm
> > really going to miss FreeSCO - It's a single-floppy distro, with a lot of
> > great features, though I'll probably set up the gateway box to have a few
> > more stuff, such as a web server or some Samba shares. For simple
> > connection sharing using a very old box though, freesco cannot be beat...
> > Cheers,
> > Jim
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 3 Mar 2002 17:17:49 +0900
> >
> > Gavin <> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have an old fujitsu FM-V DESK POWER SE and I want to use it as a
> > > gateway, unlike Mandrake 7.2 and up, it does not have automatic internet
> > > sharing setup, where can I go to figure out how to set 7.1 (mandrake for
> > > windows) up for internet sharing? Thanks
> > >
> > > Gavin
> > > Fukushima City

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