[svlug] Linux to serve as a boradband gateway

Larry Platzek larryp at inow.com
Thu Jan 17 14:58:02 PST 2002


You might want to checkout http://leaf.sf.net/
They have "firwalls" that can boot from a floppy or cd that run from ram
I would say use Dachstein version people usually are helpfull.


Larry Platzek  larryp at inow.com


On 17 Jan 2002, William R Ward wrote:

> Date: 17 Jan 2002 13:18:29 -0800
> From: William R Ward <bill at wards.net>
> To: Henry Jen <henryjen at mail.com>
> Cc: svlug at svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Linux to serve as a boradband gateway
>
> 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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> William R Ward            bill at wards.net          http://www.wards.net/~bill/
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