[plug] Gateways and Windoze

Bret Busby bret at clearsol.iinet.net.au
Wed Jan 12 13:15:23 WST 2000

Leon Brooks wrote:
> Bret Busby wrote:
> > We have a firewall/gateway set up using ipchains and Red Hat 6.0. On the same
> > box, the server, we have samba operational, which apparently works with the
> > Windoze 95 on Anne's computer.
> > I am running Red Hat 5.2 with Netscape Communicator 4.07 on my computer, for
> > Internet access.
> > The problem is that Anne wants to use IE4 for Internet access on her computer,
> > as apparently she can use key combinations instead of a mouse, as using a mouse
> > gives her problems, due to too many hours over too many years at computers and
> > computer terminals.
> She can not only do this with Netscape as well, but Netscape gives her
> total control over her keyboard combinations, which IE does not.
> One thing I miss from the default OS/2 web browser thing was a drop-down
> list of links on this page, but I'm sure you could get such a menu put
> into Mozilla without much trouble, as an accessibility feature.
> > But, while connecting my computer running Red Hat 5.2 to the Internet, via the
> > gateway, is no problem, we cannot get either Windoze 95 or Windoze NT to connect
> > to the Internet via the gateway. She can access web pages on our intranet web
> > server, which is the gateway server, but cannot get out to the Internet via the
> > gateway on the server.
> Just to be absolutely clear, "my computer" is a different machine from
> the gateway box, yes?

Yes. In the text above, I said that the gateway runs RH 6.0. The gateway runs RH
6.0, Anne's runs RH 6.0, Win95 and WinNT, mine runs RH5.2, Win98 and WinNT, and
the other one runs RH 6.0 and Win95.

LILO is a wonderful thing.


Bret Busby

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