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Re: Linux PPP router

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Andrei D. Caraman wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 13, 1999 at 08:47:27AM -0500, Brad Stevenson wrote:
> > Linux box will be given a dynamic IP address from the ISP when
> > it connects, so it will also have act as a proxy server. In
> > the future (when my son decides he needs a computer too), I
> > would like to be able to add new computers to this small home
> > network and have the linux box do the same for these machines
> > as well.
> I would run a http proxy such as squid instead of masquerading.
> Masquerading (also known as NAT) can be tough to configure if
> you're not too familiar with firewalls on Linux.  Besides,
> caching may prove to be quite useful for your home network.

It is not that problematic. You just recompile the kernel with the
options mentioned in the IP-Masquarade mini-HOWTO, install it, reboot,
then install the ipmasq package, and answer the questions if there are
still any, although I seem to remember seeing something like no questions 
or automatic install in its changelog :-) . Maybe you need to enable the
input rule for the local network in the offline setup, but really that's
all tweaking. :)

That's all about you need to
know about installing IP masquerading. :-) Probably ipchains is similar if
you have kernel 2.2.x

Robert Varga 

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