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Re: Newbie

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 13:12, Christian Bailleul wrote:
> I just installed Debian on an old Pentium 90 with 32 mb RAM.  It is my 
> intention to make a firewall out of it for my cabelmodem-connection.
> Can anybody provide me with some (links to) good documentation ?
> Please be aware that I'm a real newbie at Linux and Firewalls.

You're going to find an overwhelming amount of documentation. Here's the
bare bones of what you need to know for a quick start. (IMHO, YMMV, etc.)

0) You need two NICs. Point eth0 to the cablemodem, eth1 to your
   internal network

1) If you installed potato, upgrade to woody

2) Install kernel-image-2.4.17

3) If not already installed, install the iptables package

4) Install the ipmasq package

Bob's your uncle!

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