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Old 04-10-2002, 01:59 PM   #1
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router help


I have a standard P75 box with 24mb of ram and a 800mb hdd

What i want to do is use this as a router for my 2 other PC's.. so it goes from Cable Modem -> P75 router -> to a hub with my 2 PC's connected to

I also want to run an irc bouncer on this server but thats it. I can't run and don't need a full distrobution like red hat or mandrake on it.

i want something similar to windows ics in a sense.. i don't need/want port mapping and other things.. well i mean let it do it itself

The network cards i have in are Netgear FA311. I have found suitable linux modules (natsemi.o) and have tried a few single floppy linux distrobutions (freesco and coyote linux) but to no avail

If i'm talking a load of crap and it can't be done very simply then please tell me

thanks for any help you can give me

Old 04-10-2002, 02:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ llyama.

Smoothwall, Mandrake Single Network Firewall, etc, etc...The list could go on, but those two seem to be the most popular.

Ibiblio has a fairly comprehensive list of Linux distros, just have a browse around and take a peek.

I haven't tried setting up a Smoothwall, but I have used Mandy SNF and it's quite easy. Once you've set it up, all the configuration can be done over the network (by access something like https://firewallserver:8082, or whatever), so you won't even need to have a keyboard, mouse or monitor for it once it's done.

Have fun.
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Smoothwall setup is dead easy.
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How much space does smoothwall use up after install? I know the CD is around 26MB.


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