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Old 11-12-2001, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Setting up a linux router?

Hi im new to linux and i have a couple old machines im using to run linux. I was wondering if anyon could help me find some information on how to set up a old 486 as a router on a network.

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Old 11-12-2001, 06:06 PM   #2
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np. check out and check the howto section.
then find the firewall howto and maybe the ipchains how to. BUT! you may want to just go ahead and learn iptables (the new stateful firewall for 2.4 kernels)

just type iptables in google and you will be bombarded with enough info!
Old 11-12-2001, 10:41 PM   #3
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If you are going to make a dedicated router, I suggest you look at

Its by far the easiest and quickest way to set up a firewall that I have found. Download their ISO (its like 20MB), burn the CD, boot to it and it will install in minutes.

Its based on a version of VA Linux which was based on Redhat.
Old 11-12-2001, 10:46 PM   #4
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Check linux router project




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