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    Angry The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy! Need help with connection sharing

    It is 2008 and I am expected to mess around for hours trying to configure a static network for internet sharing!

    Why is there not something in the Network Manager like there is for internet sharing like there is in Windoze and OSX?

    This is whart is needed!

    http://www.macinstruct.com/node/118

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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    Preach dammit!
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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    Yes that is a pain. I tried doing that and spent hours, days, weeks! trying to get it to work. I got two computers able to ping each other, but I couldn't get them to share the Ethernet. Finally just gave up and bought a router.
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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/sharing-in...in-ubuntu.html

    worked fine for me a year ago before i got the wireless router, although i dont know how to use your computer as a wireless router, thats pretty cool

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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    It just comes down to knowing the tools... It can be pretty easy if you are using something like firestarter (GUI to do it) or ipkungfu (simple config files) as your interface to iptables. In either of these you can pretty easily set up, enable or disable internet connection sharing.

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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    He isn't the only one with this gripe with Ubuntu. My brother told me, after his XP install ate itself, he would have used Ubuntu if it wasn't for the fact he couldn't share his network connection.

    His pc has wifi and ethernet and in xp he could connect his ps3 via the pc to the internet. I don't think it is something to be dismissed as non-essential.

    I too would like something simple in GUI form to bridge any network connections.
    Is this for enhancing your E-peen?

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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    Moved to Networking and Wireless. Perhaps someone will help you get it working in here.
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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    Quote Originally Posted by tact View Post
    It just comes down to knowing the tools... It can be pretty easy if you are using something like firestarter (GUI to do it) or ipkungfu (simple config files) as your interface to iptables. In either of these you can pretty easily set up, enable or disable internet connection sharing.

    It is 2008. I am a user not a sysadmin running a server from the command line. I see a few others share my view that this should be easier. Firestarter has not worked for me so far.

    Anyway thanks to those who reply. I have someone on IRC helping me with this. That is the thing that is great about Ubuntu.

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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy!

    The really great thing about ubuntu is the community. My solution is here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...19#post5092719

    I hope some network sharing 'thingie' could be a feature of Intrepid Ibex.

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    Re: The only thing that sucks about Ubuntu Hardy! Need help with connection sharing

    Not sure if any one has mentioned it but Firestarter can do this pretty painlessly. Take a look at this.

    http://www.fs-security.com/docs/connection-sharing.php
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