I have no experience with bind
, but if your DNS server IP addresses stays constant, I don't know why you would need it. In that case, to share an internet connection all you need to do is to get your NIC/wireless "up," enable ip forwarding
, and add either a MASQUERADE (if your external IP address is dynamically assigned) or a NAT (if the IP address is static) instruction to your Linux firewall (via iptables
). If you want the other computers on your LAN to be able to automatically configure their IP info via DHCP (as opposed to manually entering the IP info into each computer), then you also need to run dhcpd
on the computer sharing the I-net connection.
FYI, you might be interested in looking at this Linux Home Server HOWTO
. It is long, but looks quite good and thorough. I believe it was written by one of our fellow LQ members.