[Trilug-ontopic] driving windows from linux, off the network

David Burton ncdave4life at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 21:15:06 EDT 2011

If you use Windows Internet Connection
share the Windows computer's network connection over a 2nd Ethernet
(probably USB-to-Ethernet<http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=usb+ethernet&x=0&y=0>)
to the Linux computer, then the Windows box will NAT for the Linux computer.
 I don't think the Linux box's MAC or local IP will be visible anywhere
beyond your office.  When the Linux computer accesses the Internet, and the
packets go through the Windows box, the only evidence (other than things
like browser user-agent strings) that the packets came from other than the
Windows box would be the odd port numbers that NAT introduces.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com> wrote:

> Tom Roche Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:25:41 -0400
> >>> How to hide a linux box (off the network) behind an XP box (on the
> >>> network) so that I can do a maximum of my work on the [linux box],
> >>> while keeping it off the network? [E.g.,] connecting the linux
> >>> laptop to the XP desktop and driving the latter from the former
> >>> with some RDP/VNC client[.] But how to keep the laptop
> >>> [undetected]?
> Douglas Whitfield Thu, 29 Sep 2011 01:56:40 -0400 (rearranged)
> > you could set up an internal network.
> Yes, that's the above proposal. But I don't see how to hide the
> laptop's MAC while still being able to make an IP connection to the
> desktop. Any suggestions? Note that I have physical access, so I
> could, e.g., put another device between one or more of the linux and
> windows boxes and the network.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_over_USB
> Interesting, but just a different physical media. Whether I connect
> the laptop to the desktop with USB, cat-7, or flying spaghetti, if
> it's ethernet, it's still gotta have a MAC, no?
> Jason Watts Thu, 29 Sep 2011 01:38:57 -0400
> >> VMware?
> That would get me a linux box on the network (definitely a plus) but
> it wouldn't solve the sneakernet problem--or am I missing something?
> Your assistance is appreciated, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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