RE: Newbie, someone have how-to on from-scratch Debian firewall?
I assume by "transparent" you mean without normal IP routing and without
consumption of (two) IP addresse(s).
This part I do know a little about. Proxy-ARP has been used with success by
some users who run LRP ( http://www.linuxrouter.org/ ) ... and there is also
a driver that allows the firewall interfaces to work in bridging mode.... so
there are two solutions I know of.
As an aside, a lot of research I have done says that OpenBSD is a nearly
perfect platform for transparent... lots of people have been using it this
way for years when it seems that Linux is just getting into the game.
From: Brian Russo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Newbie, someone have how-to on from-scratch Debian
somewhat unrelated note..
anyone know how well linux does transparent filtering? anyone tried this?