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Old 05-07-2005, 07:06 AM   #1
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Special case of routing mudule needed!


I have a mid/low end system (P3-700 Mhz + 500MB RAM) with linux installed (FC3 but can switch to others if needed).

I need to build a router from it, but not a dedicated router (like smoothwall etc.). I want to preserve the linux functionality as a workstation (install small software like TinyFugue, Mutt, a web-server etc.).

I used google allot and managed to use my FC3 system as a DHCPd server, but I need a decent firewall as well to make the network behind it "safe". I found some information about IP-tables but I am still too much of a niewbie to manage all that (was REALLY happy when I got DHCPd to work).

Anyway in short:
I need a module that has the functionality of smoothwall etc. (user-webinterface etc.) but still preserve normal linux usage as a workstation. Is there any? and if not is someone willing to support me (intensely) while I learn to use IP-tables or other software needed to get to my end goal?

I hope some of you guru's is willing to help me, since I would really like to learn more about linux system-administration (read some beginners boocs of academic service, but I need some more practical experience). Thx!
 
Old 05-08-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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didn't you post this a couple of days ago??



there are plenty of tools out there and tutorials too i'm even sure that you can actually just use ip forwarding to do exactly what you want which is a very simple task to do!


 
Old 05-09-2005, 02:45 AM   #3
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didn't you post this a couple of days ago??

there are plenty of tools out there and tutorials too i'm even sure that you can actually just use ip forwarding to do exactly what you want which is a very simple task to do!
Nope I did not post this before recently (I might have posted it a couple of MONTHS ago, since I am still having troubles with it).

So you say just use IP-tables... Hmmm... tried that and failed miserably (rememer I am the biggest linux newbie you have ever seen... I am already happy if I can get a directory listing on my screen! LS is my friend )! But seriously, I might pick that up again if it is really doable (and if I indeed find a good tutorial/handbook). I DID find Firehol (with a little help from another forum) which seems a little easier... I think I am going to try that first... Ill keep you posted.

Any other suggestions left?
 
Old 05-09-2005, 08:45 AM   #4
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well i am a bit of a newbie too , i used a lot of different flavours and recently come back after 2 years of no linux(i know dont tell me ...what was i thinking) well i found a very useful page to start with the ultimate linux networking guide !!!!

hope this helps


http://www.tldp.org/LDP/nag2/index.html


&



http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r10735/unixcomm.html

ooh ooh just found this too got a good section about forwarding in their too


http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...ade-HOWTO.html


good luck

robin

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Old 05-11-2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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Thank you!
I will pick it up this weekend, and give it a try (and will post my findings and probably problems)!
I had some usefulltips at other forums as well, if you are interested I can sum them all up for you here. Just holla
 
Old 06-03-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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I finally found a nice free web-interface for all my needs:

http://www.webmin.com/

and a nice theoretical overview for the newbie (like I am):

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=320978
 
  


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