[svlug] Linux to serve as a boradband gateway

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Thu Jan 17 14:55:02 PST 2002


mbillens at one.net writes:
> bill at wards.net writes:
> > 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.
>
> 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.

Apache's proxy server handles ftp just fine, and the Windows SSH
client I use (SecureCRT) can also use Apache (using its "generic
proxy" mode).

--Bill.

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