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Excellent overview, thanks
Authored by: babbage on Oct 14, '02 11:20:35AM
One thought: rather than forcing a reboot, you should be able to manually run the script you created in step one by running a

sudo /Library/StartupItems/NAT/NAT

I've followed the instructions and done this on my machine, and it seems like everything works -- I am now using my Mac as a gateway to my DSL service while typing this from my laptop using the Mac as the network router.

Rockin' -- I've been meaning to figure out how to do this for months now :-)

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Excellent overview, thanks
Authored by: hagbard on Oct 14, '02 01:09:22PM

welcome ;-)

yeah launching NAT should be enough, if most of the other settings are already as they should be. Restarting makes sure everything's clean. That's all.

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Authored by: mervTormel on Oct 14, '02 05:05:04PM

yeah, just starting NAT would be the unit test, and rebooting would be the integration test, if you're into that sort of thing.

kudos and thanks to you for the workout.

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AirPort software base station?
Authored by: Jaharmi on Oct 26, '02 07:28:59AM

I've got the same thing started, based on the work I did customizing the StartupItem for IPNetShareX under 10.1.x.

However, the new Internet Sharing service in Jaguar is of particular interest to me, because it seems to simulate a hardware wireless access point. In other words, it seems to start up the software base station in "infrastructure mode" rather than "ad hoc mode."

This makes all the difference to me, because infrastructure mode works with my PowerBook, and ad hoc mode does not. I've got a Cisco Aironet 350 card, and while its drivers support computer to computer wireless connections, they never seem to find my tower G4 in that mode.

Does anyone know how to completely start up the Internet Sharing feature of Jaguar? There is an InternetSharing executable, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to use it:


Every time I turn on Internet Sharing from System Prefs, it overwrites a bunch of my firewall rules ...

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