Question About ipmasq
I am in the process of setting up a computer to serve as a firewall
between my network and the internet. Thus far I have assembled a system
with two ethernet cards, installed Woody from a CD set purchased a year
ago and built a 2.4.18 kernel according to the instructions in the
latest release of the IP-Masquerading-HOWTO. At this point the system
is a stand alone computer that has never seen the internet.
Question: How to do security updates and install ipmasq-3.5.10 without
any chance of contaminating the firewall system. Can I use apt-get
install ipmasq on this computer with a 2.4.20 kernel and an uptodate
testing distribution, edit the scripts and transfer them to the future
firewall via a cd or is thare a way to configure the firewall computer
so it can listen to nothing but a debian mirror and then connect it to
the internet to download the updates and packages needed?