Re: Home network with Debian
I am not expert but I do not think there is special tool for
/etc/network. I am sure you may install one of graphical
configuration tool like linuxconf but understanding what they
really doing may be beyond our needs.
Everthing in /etc are user configurable, I think. Though I keep
all original as *.dist as reference.
The only exceptions are "update-alternatives" and "update-rc.d".
If you have 2 NICs, I recommend you to use ipmasq package.
This is prepackaged ipchain script.
Installed it and modified it to cope with my cable modem.
If you are from RH, you can install printtool.
. You can get it from woody and install it in potato.
If uniprint (EPSON and CANON color printers) is needed,
apply the patch I reported to bug report.
On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 07:22:23PM -0700, JD Kitch wrote:
> I've been running Debian Potato\Progeny for some time now, with a
> single nic attached to cable modem. I'm also running an ipchains
> firewall. I have added a second nic, which I would like to connect
> the wife's windows machine to, and have my debian box do ip masq'ing
> for the windows box.
> I do already have the additional kernel module loading for the
> second nic, and both are recognized. Can anyone tell me how, or point
> me to a reference on doing all this the Debian way? I found a
> pretty in depth howto based on Red Hat, but apparently the systems
> are quite a bit different, and I could not make the translation.
> I'm guessing I need to make changes to the files in /etc/network,
> but I saw indications that these were setup by debian tools and
> should not be hand edited. Is there a config tool I can call to do
> these changes?
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