[svlug] Linux to serve as a boradband gateway

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Thu Jan 17 13:19:01 PST 2002


Henry Jen <henryjen at mail.com> writes:
> Excuse me to post this again, since I get no response last time, I
> thought it could because I did not ask correct question.
> 
> I believe a lot of you must have experiences in set up a Linux box
> as a gateway to share DSL or Cable broadband connection with a small
> network. Maybe you can help me out.
> 
> The symptom I experienced is while trying connect to some web sites
> from masqeraded PC, it just does not work. However, I can connect to
> those sites without a problem from the Linux box.

I am using a Linux box as a gateway as well, but I don't have IP
forwarding turned on.  Instead I use a proxy server.  Apache works
quite well in this regard.  It also adds security since without packet
forwarding, there's no way for outsiders to contact your windows box
directly.

--Bill.

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