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Old 05-19-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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Instructions for Linux networking

I'm new to Linux so would appreciate any help offered.

I currently have RH v9 dual booting with WinXP. I'm getting another PC this week (linux only).
I want to have the linux box being the gateway to the internet but also have the XP box able to access the internet also via networked to the linux one.

So, is there a HOWTO documentation/instructions that anyone can recommend/point me to so I can readup ahead of time?
I want to do my 'homework' first before doing this and then getting frustrated if it doesn't work right away.

Thanks in advance.

Old 05-19-2003, 08:10 PM   #2
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you can easily do that. you just have to install a firwall and run dhcp server on your linux box. in the firewall you need to enable nating.

the best firewall is firestarter

it is very easy to setup.

or you can use fwbuilder

to run a dhcp server there are howto's in tldp

there are lots of threads in this site too if you do a search
Old 05-19-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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I would guess that the Redhat 9.0 documentation on networking would be the logical place to start. Well, you asked for a answer!

The Linux Documentation Project networking HOWTOs might be of value as well.

Google/linux for troubles.
Old 05-19-2003, 09:37 PM   #4
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i recommend reading up on iptables

the man page online:

a howto:

iptables have a higher learning curve than firestarter, but knowing how to write firewall/routing rules with it pays off in the long run i think, especially since it's independant of X-windows.


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