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This whole network is on the backside of my netgear cable/dsl router. I simply change from the 192.0.0.X business into a smaller subnet that I used to rent and was used to. The 188.8.131.52 is the private/backside IP address of my netgear, the front side/public side is 67.166.18.XX, which is pulled from Comast Cable.
There are 2 interfaces on the Mandrake machine. One is built into the motherboard, Eth1. The other is a linksys, Eth0 which is the one I use.
It's all on the backside of my netgear, which is a private network. Anything that goes out is encapsulated with my cable IP address. It works....before mandrake I had slackware, with a apache web server, a sendmail server, and a ssh server. No one on the side of my netgear ever.....ever sees the 184.108.40.206 network.
I confess, your right about never being able to communicate to the real 216.160.177.XX network, but I'm a creature of habit. =)
I haven't installed any software on the Mandrake box. I did a clean install on friday 12/03/04.
During the install it asked me to choose a security level. I chose Higher which said
"Higher: With this security level, the use of this system as a server becomes possible. The security is now high enough to use the system as a server which can accept connections from many clients. Note: if you machine is only a client on the Internet, you should choose a lower level.
Well I chose this level because I want to be setting up Apache, Sendmail, and SSH.