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I have an ubuntu pc (ip: set up which should be connecting through a switch to my iMac(ip: in order to gain internet access. The iMac has "share internet connection" turned on. I've added the iMac ip in the gateway, DNS and search domain field in the configuration for the eth0 on the ubuntu pc. I also added the iMacs's ip as proxy for all services. I can ping each other pc/Mac, but the only thing my ubuntu pc gets, when calling any URL is my addressbook server web admin page.

Any idea what I've done wrong or how to set this up the right way.

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Can you ping external IP addresses? Like Google DNS one: ? – Mr Shunz Apr 18 '11 at 15:34
no i can't just tried it – Benedikt Wutzi Apr 18 '11 at 15:39

You could try running an SSH SOCKS proxy. To enable the Mac to be an SSH server, you'd need to go to System Preferences -> Sharing, and enable Remote Logins. From an Ubuntu terminal, you'd type in ssh -ND 9999 you@ From there, you can use with port 9999 as a proxy on your Ubuntu machine.

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ok just did that. now i can ping google, but firefox gives me a blank screen. Also apt-get update doesn't get any connection – Benedikt Wutzi Apr 18 '11 at 15:44
Did you change the proxy settings on Firefox? – ephilip Apr 18 '11 at 16:46
i did, but that wouldn't explain why apt-get can't update. I also tried to telnet to google, but i got a time out – Benedikt Wutzi Apr 18 '11 at 17:12
Hmmm. I don't see why that wouldn't work, but I think a SOCKS proxy is probably the best way to do this. – ephilip Apr 18 '11 at 19:45
Well if it worked it would be pretty cool… but thanks for the idea – Benedikt Wutzi Apr 20 '11 at 15:39

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