Re: ADSL Router.
On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 10:41:01PM +1100, Matt Palmer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:39:47PM +0800, Katipo wrote:
> > I thought that I would place this question here as I will shortly be
> > building a standalone firewall, on an old 486, and so I specifically
> > don't want a firewall/router combo.
> > I was wondering what linux compatible routers list members were using,
> > and how they found them to be, performance wise.
> DLink DSL-300, Gen-I, love it to death. Don't bother getting a DSL router,
> you're paying for functionality you're not using.
> >I'm going to be having two PCs, a 486 mail server, a 486 firewall, and
> >further down the track a dual processor server.
It sounds like you're going to run masquerading on the 486 firewall,
in order to serve the mail server (as well as perhaps port forwarding
mail ports to it), and later another machine as well. So I'd agree
that you probably aren't looking for a router, or a firewall, but
just an ADSL modem.
The DSL-300 (of early generation;) is a basic ADSL modem that can do
bridging. I use one, it's ok. Almost all ethernet ADSL modems
work with linux (I think?). It's only really USB ones you have to
watch out for sometimes. And 2.4.21 will be fine.
If you have a router as well as the 486 firewall, you might end up
with a DMZ setup, although you can sort of do that with subnetting
and just the 486, but I'd guess you don't need all that anyway.