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Re: Firewalling under Debian

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 12:11:12AM +1100, bob parker wrote:
> My son's proposed network is to be this:
> Firewall / NAT / Gateway machine connected to cable using 1 nic.
> Connects to hardware router / switch using 2nd nic.

No need for an additional router, the Linux firewall can provide this
funcationality if you need it (most small networks don't).

> Switch connects to 2 * dual boot Mdk/Win XP machines and 1 network
> printer.
> The fw machine is to run Debian with 2.4 kernel and iptables.
> My question is, what is the best way to go about setting up the Debian
> fw machine?

Install a minimal Debian installation, don't install anything you don't
need.  Read up on security practices and familiarize yourself with

Jamin W. Collins

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