"Networks are all but common these days. Many people are adding
the second and/or thrid computer to their house hold. You also see
them in businesses and even in schools. Networking has become
extremely popular becuase it allows users to share resources. Over
a network, you can share files, printers, disk space, and many
other devices from each machine. However, wouldn't be nice if you
could all use one connection to the internet at the same time? I
mean, with rising cost in phone lines and the everlasting $20.00 a
month for an ISP, couldn't there be a way to cut back on this cost?
Linux, once again, comes to the rescue."
"Setting up a gateway with Linux is not hard to do. A
gateway allows two or more networked computers to use the same
internet connection. However, these two computers are not visible
to the internet. Only the gateway is visible. This makes the
networked systems much more secure. (not alot, but somewhat.) This
process is called IP Masquerading."
"What can you do with this setup? Well, you can pretty much do
everything you can on the net as a sigle client. However, like
always there are limitations and hings you need to consider, but I
will talk on that later."