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    AntiOnline Senior Member
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    Need Help setting up Linux

    Before you tear me to pieces I will say it to satisfy you -

    I am a Linux uber-newbie. (but hey I hace to start sometime )

    Situation:

    I want to set up my computer to run as a gateway/firewall for my LAN. (200 MHZ, 96 Megs Ram, 2.4 gig hard drive, 3com NIC.)

    I want to be able to share internet access to my other 2 Windows PC's with the comp acting as a firewall/gateway. I have DSL and it is currently plugged into the uplink port of my LAN Hub. It is working to share the access, but I want more security than I have now.

    I was looking into using Red Hat Linux (the newest one) because it has some nice GUI's. Any comments, suggestions, or help would be greatly appreciated.
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    btw.. im still trying to create an ftp server with Redhat 7.2

    Someone mind givin me some g00d info?
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    buy another nic (3com work great) and put the 'firewall' inbetween the DSl & the Hub, that #'d make most sense, you'll also get an improvement of you include a proxy such as squid.
    There's loads of great howto's out there on dual nic's 7 firewalling, go and find one then try it out.

    Jamie.
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    Originally posted by evilseed
    btw.. im still trying to create an ftp server with Redhat 7.2

    Someone mind givin me some g00d info?
    u might wanna try ProFTP.... I used it last I had 2 make an FTP, it works like a charm and there shouldn't be any security holes in it.
    zion1459
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