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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I would personally be interested in doing the IP tables manually (not that I have the tallent, lol). Many would not. So your are aware, there are a number of "firewalls" for Linux. Most (if not all) of these work by manipulating the IP tables. At least some of these can be configured to allow packet forwarding. The easy answer might be to get a firewall! (kinda sounds funny doesn't it.)
As an addendum. Most linux distributions have a button in their control panel that set's up both parts automagically. This has become standard on most major distributions. So, effectively you don't have to know anything at all.