Scenario: Customer connects to Internet via a single-host dialup IP
service. Internet provider assigns a single IP number and
host name to dialup host at customer site.
Customer host connections is via modem, perhaps with some
software such as Morningstar PPP to handle demand dial, etc.
Question: Would it be possible for the customer to provide LAN workstations
with Internet access through the use of proxy services? What
would be the hardware/software requirements (ie., would something
like Morningstar PPP be necessary or would a regular TCP/IP
package on the host work)?
I am assuming this would work because the dialup host is
essentially a dual-homed host--one interface is the serial port
running SLIP/PPP, and the other is the NIC to the customer's
Has anyone done this?
Would probably want to support telnet, ftp, smtp, and x (motif)
at a minimum for LAN users.