How can I create a little home-network between a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6 and a powerpc MacMini running Debian 5 Lenny using an ethernet cable?
Network Debian-Mac OS X
First of all, thanks for having answered…you’re the first one in the 4 forums I asked!
To share the internet connection, you’ll do it as with any other architecture. Either by using network manager GUI, or by writing a script. If you’re using a DSL, /etc/ppp/ip-up.d is a great choice, as it will be executed each time you connect to the internet. You will need -basically- a masquerading rule in iptables. You can also add a dhcp server for auto-configuration of IP addresses (dnsmasq is a simple tool to do that), but the IPs can also be statically configured by hand.
About the file sharing, I don’t know much about macs, sorry.
Sven Arvidsson [ Editor ]
You want to share the internet connection on OS X with a Debian system? In that case you can pretty much use the same documentation that explains how to do this between OS X and a Windows system.