Re: OT: Advice on network setup
Thanks again for your help.
On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 01:01:01AM -0400, Douglas Guptill wrote:
> You might also look at bridges.
I'm doing this right now as a matter of fact (after a nudge in that
direction from some other respondants to my first post). It seems to be
_exactly_ what I want, aparently I won't even have to configure the
hosts that are already installed for a new gateway.
> Try this:
> and there is probably more. Bridging is labelled "experimental"
> in the 2.2 kernel (which I am using). Take a look at the 2.4 kernel.
Yep, it's not experimental in 2.4 and (luckily) I compiled it as a
module when I installed this machine even though I wasn't sure what it
was but because I knew that machine would be some kind of
router/firewall/thingy and the word "bridge" seemed to fit right in
> Upon reflection, I think that a bridge/firewall made from a 2.4
> kernel may be worth looking at. It would get around the problem
> listed in my Caveats.
To be honest I didn't really understand that diagram. I will look at
Ethernet bridging as it appears to be the most elegant solution
providing what I want. If it doesn't work out, I will come back to your
idea and study it more carefully. Thanks again for your help on this.