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LinuxNewbie.org: Easy Internet Sharing NHF: VERSION 1.0

Feb 19, 2001, 18:05 (1 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"This is a tutorial on sharing your Internet connection by configuring a Linux machine as your gateway/firewall. I've made this tutorial as easy as possible so that the average newbie can have a running and secure mini-home network. I'm sure you've probably been told that setting up firewall rules and IP masquerading can be difficult. Not so, as you will find out. In fact, we won't even be learning a single firewall rule."

"Important Note: At this time of writing, the firewall scripts that I will recommend utilize the ipchains packet filter which is included in every Linux kernel 2.2 system. Therefore this tutorial will not work with kernels under 2.2 as they do not use ipchains. Although the newer Linux kernel 2.4 uses iptables, it is supposed to be backward compatible with ipchains. However, I have not tested this tutorial on Linux kernel 2.4, so I cannot guarantee that it will work."

"You'll need a few things to get this working. ... At least 2 computers. ... Ethernet adapters. ... A hub or a switch. ... RJ45 cables. ... An Internet connection."

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