Internet sharing

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Thu Sep 11 07:23:47 PDT 2003

Old-timers may remember I asked about this a couple of years ago, 
allthough I used Windows for the Internet connection...
Well, I've finally managed to get my ADSL connection working with the 
speedbundle-1.0.tar.gz and the linux-2.6.0-test5 speedtch module (yes I 
have the USB Alcatel 330). It requires the modem's firmware to be 
downloaded to the modem and a patched pppd. Connection is made via ATM 
and seems very reliable now that it's up for about a day.

Anyway, I've copied & pasted the "Masquerading router" script from BLFS 
for some basic firewalling and to allow the networked Windows laptop to 
connect via my machine. But I can't get it to work...!

#ip route show dev ppp0  proto kernel  scope link  src dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src
default via dev ppp0

The windows XP box has a static IP at, default gateway + DNS 
server point to (the LFS box). But when it tries to access 
the internet, it just says "blah could not be found".

Can anybody help me?

Jeroen Coumans (jeroen at
FAQ and Website Maintainer

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