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

Jason Watts jsnonzzr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 04:41:34 EDT 2011


In reference to this

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:15 PM, David Burton <ncdave4life at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you use Windows Internet Connection Sharing<http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+%22internet+connection+sharing%22>to share the Windows computer's network connection over a 2nd Ethernet port
> (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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