Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Help needed: V-O-I-P from Pocket PC, and Linux IP networking

Mellyn nîn! I need your helps.

First of all, I have the following setup at home (underlined systems are wireless ones):

  • In downstairs home office

    • On 4-port KVM, front part of office:

      • Telperion - COMPAQ SR1010NX - Intel Celeron 2.8GHz, 256Mb RAM, 40Gb IDE HD, 10/100 NIC, Ubuntu Linux: Hoary Hedgehog (2004)

      • Laurelin - COMPAQ SR1010NX - Intel Celeron 2.8GHz, 768Mb RAM, 40Gb IDE HD, 10/100 NIC, WinXP Home: SP2 (2004)

      • Vingilot - IBM ThinkPad 600E - Intel Mobile Pentium II 366MHz, 288Mb RAM, 20Gb HD, 802.11b PC-MCIA wireless card (Cisco Aironet), Win2K: SP4 (1999)

      • Orome - Gateway E-4200 - Intel Pentium II 400MHz, 64Mb RAM, 8Gb HD, 10/100 NIC, Gentoo 2004.3 (2005, new in 1999)

    • Yavanna - Apple PowerMac G4 - PowerPC G4 350MHz, 256Mb RAM, 10Gb HD, 10/100 NIC, MacOS 9 (2000)

    • Este - Apple "Yosemite" iMac - PowerPC G3 333MHz, 160Mb RAM, 6Gb HD, 10/100 NIC, MacOS 8.6 (1999)

    • Anduril - Gateway P5-75 - Intel Pentium 75MHz, 32Mb RAM, 500Mb HD, dual 10/100 NICs, NetBSD 1.6 (2001, new in 1995)

  • At home and in the office

    • Hirilonde - Dell Inspiron 6000 - Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz, 1Gb RAM, 40Gb HD, 10/100 built-in Ethernet and 802.11b/g, WinXP Home: SP2 (2005)

    • Numerramar - IBM ThinkPad A31p - Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz, 512Mb RAM, 60Gb HD, 10/100 built-in Ethernet and 802.11b, Win2K: SP4 (2002)

    • Turuphanto - COMPAQ Armada 7350MT - Intel Pentium 120Mhz, 48Mb RAM, 2Gb HD, 802.11b PC-MCIA wireless card (SanDisk CompactFlash), Win2K (2002, new in 1996)

    • Tulkas - Dell Dimension XPS D300 - Intel Pentium II 300MHz, 256Mb RAM, 40Gb HD, 802.11b PC-MCIA wireless card (Buffalo AirStation & PCI/PC-MCIA adapter), WinXP Pro: SP2 (1998)

On telperion, orome, and anduril, I would like to run some services:


  • PHP, MySQL

  • PHPnuke, TikiWiki

  • a web server with JSP (Tomcat, Blazix)

anduril is a NetBSD firewall using IPNAT rules. My whole home network gets one DHCP address from my ISP, Cox Communications. From my cable modem, a Cat-5 cable runs into one of anduril's NICs, then out to an 8-port 10-base-T hub on the floor of my basement office. All the wired systems are plugged into the hub, and all the wireless ones run off a Buffalo AirStation 802.11b wireless access point that is also plugged into the hub. The hub is an old CentreCOM MR820T (new circa 1997), unmanaged, and not a switch or router.

Right now, anduril gives local DHCP addresses to all of my home systems. I registered with several times this year using addresses such as Right now, this goes to anduril only.

What I would like to be able to do is either:

1. SSH into and get an interactive prompt for tunnelling into telperion, orome or anduril itself, or
2. SSH into and have my IPNAT table or IP masquerading setup route the connection

People have referred to #2 as port forwarding, but I have no idea how to do it under NetBSD. taiji_jian just gave me some docs, which I am plowing through, but does anyone have a specific recommendation as to which of the above is preferable, and why?

On a related note, has anyone been able to get Skype to work with an iPAQ (say, using PocketPC 2002 and 802.11b)?

Tags: 802.11b, computer problems, computer questions, dhcp, firewall, home networking, imap, ip masquerading, ip telephony, ipaq, mysql, nat, netbsd, network address translation, php, port forwarding, router, smtp, tomcat, voice over internet protocol, voip

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