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Old 07-22-2003, 09:23 AM   #1
Gianni
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Linux as firewall / gateway + using ADSL


Hi

being new to the Linux world I was wondering the following:

I have an old machine which I would like to setup SUSE (or any other suggested)on to it. Primarily as a firewall where my other machine..(win200, sorry!) will use the SUSE machine as a gateway. Could anyone point me to a tutorial or information regarding setting up a very minimal install so that I can do this ? The main reason why I wan t this si to learn Linux, and have the safety when going online using a premanent connection.

does this make sense.. I am playing around with iptables etc but I am still very much a beginner

regards
Gianni
 
Old 07-22-2003, 09:33 AM   #2
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Yes, it does.

You will also need to do IP forwarding and Masquerading.
SuSe has GUI tools to help you setup your network.

If you want an easy way to setup a firewall. Try Firestarter:

Firestarter
http://firestarter.sourceforge.net/

Shorewall
http://www.shorewall.net/
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:05 AM   #3
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Thanks very much. I have KDE at the moment so I'll take a look at the other product and it seems firestarter rquires GNOME.


thanks again!
Gianni

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Yes, it does.

You will also need to do IP forwarding and Masquerading.
SuSe has GUI tools to help you setup your network.

If you want an easy way to setup a firewall. Try Firestarter:

Firestarter
http://firestarter.sourceforge.net/

Shorewall
http://www.shorewall.net/
 
Old 07-22-2003, 11:05 AM   #4
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http://www.ipcop.org

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