• How to share the internet connection of your Ubuntu with your old Palm using Bluetooth

    Since Bluez utilities have been updated to the version 4.x I’ve found quite complicated to share the internet connection of my linux box (actually an Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid Lynx) with my Palm Centro.

    So I’ve investigated the issue a bit and this is how I get it working:

    1. pair the phone and the pc using the standard bluetooth interface (on the taskbar)
    2. sudo apt-get install bluez-compat
    3. gksudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
    4. Uncomment the line “net.ipv4.conf.default.forwarding=1”
    5. sudo sysctl -p
    6. gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/peers/dun
    7. paste inside the file (and adapt it to your network configuration):

    # IP address of PC : IP address to be assigned to Palm


    # put your DNS server IP down here:


    8. sudo /usr/bin/dund --listen --persist --msdun call dun --nodetach
    9. launch the connection from your phone, it worked for me… Good luck!