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I have a machine connected to internet. I want to set up a proxy server or any other configuration that can help me to share internet over other machines in the same network machine may be of diff. platform (linux,mac, , windows), and server can be (either linux or windows)

so how to configure now.. all machine are in network.

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I would set up a cheap box from ebay with an extra NIC in it as a router using linux (there are many choices, google it please), connect one of the NIC's to a switch and your other computers to the switch. If you run a DHCP server (dhcpd) on the Linux box, you do not need to configure the other computers at all to get internet. As for the proxy, I have heard much about Squid, though I have not tried it myself. It should be easy to get working, post a comment if you want remote installation help.

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Thanks for your help –  Jigar Joshi Apr 23 '10 at 5:14

Purchase a cheap home router and connect each of your devices to the router. See these questions for recommendations:

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can't it be done without router, using some sort of servers ? –  Jigar Joshi Apr 21 '10 at 12:52
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@abc - If all your machines were Windows then possibly, but with different operating systems a router is the way to go. –  ChrisF Apr 21 '10 at 12:53
    
@abc, it could be done with what you have currently, but you would essentially have to setup one of your computers to be a router. Its much simpler and easier to setup/maintain to just get a cheap router and let it do what it does best. –  heavyd Apr 21 '10 at 13:03
    
Thanks for your help –  Jigar Joshi Apr 23 '10 at 5:14

Have your Internet-connected host act as a router by enabling packet forwarding.

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Thanks for your help –  Jigar Joshi Apr 23 '10 at 5:15

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