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

Tom Roche Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Thu Sep 29 20:26:28 EDT 2011

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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