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Old 11-20-2002, 01:52 PM   #1
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here is what i'd like to do. i don't know how hard it is/what will make it easy.
one box as firewall, NAT (internet sharing to the LAN), server AND enabling a DMZ (second network zone). so, with one public IP address, i would want (e.g.) http requests for to be hosted by this server, but http requests for would be passed to a windows box (through a separate NIC then the one used by the local LAN?). The local LAN clients would be able to access the both the windows box and linux gateway/firewall/server.
I've got mandrake 8.2 handy, and I've come across firestarter on the internet (looks like it would help?).
so, how do i get from a blank machine to where i want to be? I'm neither terrified by the command line or totally comfortable with it.

thanks in advance
Old 11-21-2002, 10:10 PM   #2
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I'd look into smoothwall, it's pretty simple to set up and I believe it's configuarable to do just what you described. I'm using it for connection sharing/filewall/intrusion detection and it's both dead easy and seems to do a fine job. It will log portscans. etc.

You would have to set something up w/ some sort of DNS provider of course. I've seen references to free ones...

This should probably have been in the Networking forum though

Last edited by Psycho; 11-21-2002 at 10:15 PM.
Old 11-22-2002, 09:11 AM   #3
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yes i've looked at smoothwall (and you should check out ipcop as well). they're great, but i'd like the same computer to ALSO be a server (w/ php/mysql). that's the tough part.


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