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Old 03-26-2004, 07:42 AM   #1
robe8
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Cool Linux Router


I've been doing some research regarding all sorts of linux router projects. I guess a lot of the many flavors comes from the LPR which is pretty much dead. I've come across Freesco, Coyote, floppyfw and also the LEAF project. I was just wondering or would like to know your experiences with running a linux router and any problems you've encounter running them. My goal is to implement linux routers to potential customers, well after I finish my CCNA course and eventually pass the exam (hopefully!!!). Any feedbacks would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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I have a linux router!!!! Okay, so it is a linksys blue/black box but it works wonderfully. Much better than my cheesy netgear box.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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LOL Silversky, Linksys is an OK router, as a matter of fact I used to work for the company that outsourced for Linksys 2 years ago. Anyways, installed floppyfw couple days ago, works great but having problem forwarding ports:

Ok heres my network diagram: floppyfw eth0=internet eth1=192.168.1.1/24 which connects to a linksys router via wan port with ip 192.168.1.2/24, linksys lan configured to 192.168.0.1/24, node apache server ip is 192.168.0.15/24. NAT is working fine because internet is working on all my machine, nodes from 192.168.0.0/24 can ping the floppyfw but floppyfw cannot ping the nodes form the 192.168.0.0/24 network. I'm trying to forward port 80 from the floppyfw so the apache can be reached via web, I've configured the firewall.init according to instructions but I guess I need to do some routing as well. Not really familiar with iptables so any help would be helpful. By the way everything was working fine before because ports were being forwarded by the linksys router and is still is.
 
  


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