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Most examples for reverse tethering are for Ubuntu. They go something along these lines:

  1. Attach smartphone
  2. Configure usb0
  3. Start reverse tethering on the smartphone
  4. Use the PC network via USB from your smartphone

Now I do not want to use Ubuntu. I want to use CentOS 5. I've got the CentOS 5 Plus XEN Kernel active, so some features should be available there, too.

So far I found that I will probably have to:

  • Actiate the kernel-module rndis_host, that will enable
  • usbnet and that should make
  • usb0 appear as network device

The latter does not happen, lsusb shows the correct tags for my attached smartphone.

What am I missing here?

There has been a similar question, but the question is not that "on the mark" and also doesn't have any answers yet either.

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Did you try doing this? I'm not sure why it wouldn't work using any Linux distro vs. Ubuntu. – slm Jun 30 '14 at 0:59
@slm Yes I did try. I suspect that there is something more or newer in Ubuntu. – Nils Jun 30 '14 at 21:19
Given CentOS 5's age I wouldn't be surprised. – slm Jun 30 '14 at 21:20
This seems like a dup to your Q. Can you confirm please?… – slm Jul 1 '14 at 2:13
@slm that Q is about co6. So the version of the kernel driver seems to be important indeed. – Nils Jul 1 '14 at 21:35

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