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I want to run a software DHCP server, so that people can access the internet through my computer. I want to be able to do things like see what websites they are browsing. I can use software made for OSX, Linux, or Windows. Can you recommend any that have this capability?

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DHCP has nothing to do with accessing the Internet through your computer. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 5 '11 at 3:23
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What you're looking for is actually routing and/or NAT functionality as well as DHCP service. Internet Connection Sharing is included with Windows. Linux has iptables (and an assortment of GUI frontends) plus a DHCP server. I'm not familiar with what facilities OSX provides, but I would imagine they're similar.

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+do+I+share+my+internet+connection

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-1 for LMGTFY link, although the rest of the answer is solid –  Mark Henderson May 5 '11 at 5:05
    
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we hate LMGTFY because these sites aim to be the first google result. Imagine a users frustration with a that stupid fsking "Super User" website when they google for their question and all they found was an answer telling them to google for it. –  Mark Henderson May 5 '11 at 8:55
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