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I am farly new to linux and I am try to set up a linux box for use as a router. The linux box has 2 NICs: eth0, and eth1. I work for a company that has customer computers come in for repair. We are trying to isolate the workbench from the rest of the servers but still ba able to acces the servers and the internet. our network is setup as folows.
we have a static IP from our ISP (not sure what it is) our severs or 10.1.2.x. the new bench I am setting up will be 10.1.9.x
I have the following static IPs set in the linux box
any help would be greatly appreciated
Last edited by mleppelman; 04-11-2011 at 03:47 PM.
If you are not comfortable working with Linux (and even if you are), I would recommended PFSense, or maybe IPCop or Smoothwall. They will allow you to take an older system with multiple Nics and very easily configure what you want to do.
The nice thing about PFSense is it allows multiple WAN links, can do fail over ... IPCop is more a home user setup, but works well, and Smoothwall also works well
PFSense is FreeBSD based, IPCOP and Smoothwall are Linux based.
Any of these can be setup in about 5 - 10 minutes, and are very stable and as secure as you make them.
First off you need to disable your firewall till you have a working setup. Now just to point out your gw should be blank unless your box is pulling IP from another router (ISP info or unless you are cascading routers). Did you enable ipv4_forwarding in /etc/sysctl.conf.
I must be pretty stupid. I can't get any one of those programs to install let alone work.
They aren't programs, they are complete operating systems, specialized distributions of linux (FreeBSD in the case of PFSense). Simply burn the iso to a CD, boot from the CD, and there will be an option to configure and run off the CD or install to hard drive (which you would want to do after testing).