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Old 10-24-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
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RedHat 7.3 Router

I have an old computer that I wanted to turn into a linux box, and then use that as a router.

SPECS on Linux Box

Intel Pentium II 233 MMX
32 MB of EDO RAM
12 GB HD
2 Ethernet Cards
Red Hat 7.3

This computer has very limited ram and I don't have enough to upgrade for a while. So I have to run everything in Text Mode.

Client computer is a dual boot Windows XP & Red Hat 9
Athlon XP 2200+
512 MB RAM
60 GB HD
1 Ethernet Card

Now I want to set up the linux box as a router/server for the Windows computer.

I am on a network that will come in eth0 then I want to pass that connection out eth1 to the windows computer so both can use the single connection.
Incoming IP is NetMask

I want the linux box to route the connection out to the windows box, but not be limited to just routing, I would like to be able to use it to serve a small web site and a telnet program. If anyone could help me with this situation it would be great, or even pointing me to a good How-To would work as well. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-24-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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There are many iptables tutorials that should help you get a configuration that meets your needs. If you ar ehaving specific problems then please give more details.
Old 10-24-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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if eth0 is the internet then you may want to consider putting a dedicated linux firewall onto it,. in which case you might be better not to run a webserver and definatly not a telnet server on the same box,.




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