[svlug] Linux to serve as a boradband gateway

mbillens@one.net mbillens at one.net
Thu Jan 17 13:31:02 PST 2002


So this means you can't use anything besides http right?

No ftp, ssh, etc from internal clients seems pretty restrictive.  Although
that's how my sysadmin runs things at work.

l8r

m


> 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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