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Re: Debian as a router.

On Thu, 06 May 2004 20:14:05 +1000
Mal Beaton <mal@mbeaton.id.au> wrote:

>I have a good howto for this if you are interested. I can post it
>here However Mine is for adsl I have never used cable modem I assume
>it can be set up in bridged mode as well
>H. S. wrote:
>> Apparently, _Cordazer Calvin Broadus_, on 05/05/04 19:10,typed:
>>> Greetings,
>>>    Instead of buying a router I thought that I would
>>> hook up my PC that has two NICs as a router. Basically what I have
>>> below is a rough illustration of
>>> what this looks like.  I am trying to sift through the
>>> networking howtos from www.tldp.org but that is slow
>>> going.  Has somone set this up?  Any good
>>> walkthroughs?
>>> [ISP]----[Cable MODEM]-----[My PC eth0]
>>>                            [My PC eth1]----------[My iMac]
>> I am running:
>> [ISP]--[ADSL modem]-->[PC-R eth0][PC-R eth0]--Sw--->[PC Win98]
>>                                                     |
>>                                                     ---->[PC Sid]
>> (where Sw = switch, PC-R = router PC running Sarge)
>> Once you have the two NICs recognized in your router computer, you
>are > ready to do NAT and masquarading.
>> It is vital that you have a firewall script set up on your router. 
>> Iptables is the way to go. There are numerous iptables how-tos on
>the > internet. E.g.:
>> http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/networking/homegateway.html
>> And to let the computers on your internal home network use internet
>> connection, you must turn masquarading on in your router, as
>mentioned > in the above pages. (The only problme I see is if you do
>not have > iptables modules compiled in your kernel, in which case
>you need to > compile your kernel with netfilter and IPtables
>support(Networking > options).)
>> Go through those pages and feel free to ask if you have any
>questions. > Also, main files you will want to be aware about are:
>> /etc/network/interfaces/
>> /etc/resolv.conf
>> /etc/hosts
>> and your firewall script(s)
>> GL,
>> ->HS
I'm interrested to and have a dsl conncetion.
If you can post it.

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