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10.3 Server: Enable internet sharing via AirPort OS X Server
To share your Ethernet connection through AirPort under 10.3 Server, do the following:
  1. Ethernet card must have a static IP.
  2. In Server Admin, under NAT, share your Built-in Ethernet.
  3. Under DHCP, create a new subnet with the following settings:
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • Network Interface: en1
    • Router: Ethernet card's IP.
    Also make sure you have the correct DNS entered.
  4. Create a Computer to Computer Network with the AirPort menu item.
All internet traffic will now be routed through this connection to connected users. A point to note is that if I enabled WEP on my computer-computer network, I could not obtain an IP address from my DHCP server. Instead I made my DHCP IP range only 1 IP long.
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10.3 Server: Enable internet sharing via AirPort
Authored by: ssevenup on Nov 17, '03 03:14:32AM

Now figure out how to get Airport into "Access Point" mode, with the up-facing arrow in the menu bar and you'll really have something :-) Can't figure why Apple withheld that feature from server?

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Mark Moorcroft
ELORET Corp. - NASA/Ames RC
Sys. Admin.



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10.3 Server: Enable internet sharing via AirPort
Authored by: greybird on Dec 30, '03 12:23:16PM

If using PPP over ethernet, such as with verizon, you might have to manually edit the plist file to add ppp0. it is not an option in the NAT configuration. /etc/nat/natd.plist

The router address that you supply is the ip address closest to the internet. For example if the server is dhcp server is serveing address of 10.0.0.2-10.0.0.253, and the airport is set to manual address is 10.0.0.1, then that is the router address is 10.0.0.1.



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10.3 Server: Enable internet sharing via AirPort
Authored by: schvoo on Jan 28, '04 02:35:27PM

This didn't work for me. I have an iMac running the server connected to a local network (not a modem) do i need to do anything differently?



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10.3 Server: Enable internet sharing via AirPort *UPDATE*
Authored by: olnorth on Jan 30, '04 08:46:31AM

Schvoo, that sounds like the exact set up I have.
Make sure the AirPort card in the Server also has a static IP.

Server Settings:
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AirPort:
IP: 10.0.1.50
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Router: 10.0.1.50
DNS: My broadband DNS


Built-in Ethernet:
Set to DHCP
DNS: My broadband DNS


DHCP Server:
Start IP: 10.0.1.51
End IP: 10.0.1.52
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Network Interface: en1
Router: 10.0.1.50
DNS: My broadband DNS

DHCP server set to only distribute one IP for security reasons.


NAT:
Share: Built-in Ethernet


Client Settings:
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Set AirPort to DHCP


I am currently on my PowerBook over AirPort from my iMac running Panther Server.



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Needed a reboot
Authored by: saint.duo on Feb 04, '04 08:50:55PM

I was not able to get this working properly until I restarted my server after setting everything up.

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Another method...
Authored by: robg on Mar 16, '04 09:32:34AM
Submitted as an anonymous tip:
I wrote a tutorial on how to Configure Internet Sharing on OS X SERVER...
I figure it belongs here with this method...

-rob.

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Another method...
Authored by: milka on May 03, '05 08:17:21AM

i couldn't download the PDF tutorial ... link seems dead :(
I am connected to a local network on iMac (OSX 10.3.9 server ) that has following info on the Built-in Ethernet:

Interface: en0
Type: Ethernet
IP Address: 192.168.0.219
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Broadcast Address: 192.168.0.255
Router Address: 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers: 192.168.0.1
Domain: mshome.net

Router is a PC XP connected to internet.

How do i share internet to the rest of macs via built in airport card on iMac OSX server, the airport sharing option in OSX server is ommited by Apple :( ?
thanks in advance,
peace -milka



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