[maemo-users] Internet connection sharing

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Oct 15 02:08:09 EEST 2009
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 12:29:10AM +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> You have:
>   * 1 (one) Nokia N900
>   * 1 (one) USB cable for the N900
>   * 1 (one) laptop running Linux
>   * 1 (one) USB 3g dongle with a SIM slot for the laptop
>   * 1 (one) SIM card
> Your goal: get both the laptop and the N900 online.
> Am I reinventing the bicycle?  Are there working solutions?

It seems that
http://pc-connectivity.garage.maemo.org/2nd_edition/index.html wants to
be a solution, but it's Internet Sharing is mostly focused on sharing
the host's connection to the device, rather than the other way around.
The other way around is confusing -- why should I specify how my N900 is
connected?  Figure it out by looking at the default route!  Besides, on
Maemo 5 the PC connectivity manager doesn't let me select "cellular
connection".  And then, despite the doc saying

  Under "Share internet connection with" option, you can check the interfaces (Usb, Bluetooth and/or Wlan) to share Internet with

I see no sign of "Share internet connection with".

Just give me iptables and I'll be happy.

Marius Gedminas
Do not meddle in the affairs of sysadmins,
they are quick to anger and have no need for subtlety.
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