Network settings for Linux behind Wingate

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These are the manual settings for networking a Red Hat Linux 5.2 machine behind the Wingate proxy/firewall. It assumes that Wingate is working fine with other Windows machines (see Wingate HelpDesk if you don't know how to do it) and you are setting up only the Linux machine.

You should also have installed and setup the network card in the Linux machine as eth0 (see Linux Ethernet-HOWTO if you don't know how to do it).

You need to create or edit a series of files as follows:

NOTE: Of course do not include the comments starting with     ...

You can enter all the above information using the graphical interface of the Network Configuration tool in the Control Panel if you are using Red Hat 5.2.

This page is maintained by Al Bento who can be reached at This page was last updated on March 20, 1999. Although we will attempt to keep this information accurate, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.