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HowtoForge: Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

Nov 28, 2006, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"First, do a clean install using Ubuntu-Server 6.10. During installation, proper settings for eth0 will be detected automatically. If this fails, change your network cables and try again. There is a very small chance that your ISP does not run a DHCP server (never seen that happen), or it just might be down (seen that quite a few times, also they may screw up their DNS every now and then), in which case you are on your one, best to wait till they are done fixing it.

"So we start out with a DHCP assigned address for eth0. This is just an easy way to figure out which NIC is actually eth0. If you already know which is which you better start out with a static address for eth0. If your ISP isn't crappy, you have the proper settings for it..."

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