Linux - NetworkingThis forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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Basically, any version of Linux can act as a router. As long as the distro comes with iptables. I'm not sure that is all of them, but it is damn close to all of them. Some execptions may be the distros that fit on a diskette. But I'm not sure about that.
Some distros are better at it than some others. Some distros will install a bunch of stuff not needed for the purposes of it being a router. Also, most router PCs are old machines so you need a "lighter distro" to run it. Slackware or Debian or something like that.
But to answer your question, yes it is very possible.
yes fileshare pro is a program....it is actually called WWW File Share Pro
here is a link to the page for it: http://www.wfshome.com/
i have alot of basic files, media, and pictures that i used for web design and have been using this program to share them across my network so i can have access to them on any of the computers. i like it because i can password protect certain files/directories. anywy, i would liek to be able to have access to these from outside my network, like when i am at work or at a clients house. it uses the ip address of the machine it is on and then has a default port of 80, which i can change to whatever i want.