Building a Linux Router-Firewall

    Date25 Jun 2004
    CategoryFirewalls
    19035
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    This site is an introduction to simple hardware routers for small networks built from old, obsolete hardware and free software. The intended audience for this site are Newbies to both Linux and to hardware routers and firewalls. Included are instructions for hardware assembly and software configuration. . . . This site is an introduction to simple hardware routers for small networks built from old, obsolete hardware and free software. The intended audience for this site are Newbies to both Linux and to hardware routers and firewalls. Included are instructions for hardware assembly and software configuration. One page is a primer for Network security and discusses Firewalls, Anti-Virus and other security tools. The intent of this site is to encourage others to build and install their own secure router.

    Cool Dad! the Internet's on all the time

    A few years ago, I had cable broad-band Internet access installed in our home. The cable modem was connected to my Windows 2000 Professional desktop system through a 10baseT (RJ-45) Ethernet card.

    This computer was also connected to our second computer running Win98SE, located in my Daughters room. This connection was a 10base2 (RG-58 coax) network with 10base2 Ethernet cards in each computer. The Win2k system was setup for Internet sharing (ICS) and routed the 2nd computers IP traffic from the network over to the cable modem.

    Life was good. High-speed broad-band access at home. No more complaints about busy phone lines. Lightning fast downloads.

    Dad! the Internet's not working

    Everything worked fine until I got the urge to frag a few Bots in Unreal Tornie or race a Porsche 911 in Need-for-Speed. Exit NT and boot-up SE. I've had little luck running my dual CPU SMP Win2k workstation as a gaming platform. Who wants to tie down a Win98 gaming system with IP routing duties. Internet sharing also required my workstation to be turned on for a good part of the day.

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