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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Routers
Many thanks everyone that replied,

I chickened out and I've gone with the VLAN solution. Secure unless someone
gets access to the mail server or proxy. Plenty good enough at the moment.
And I keep my spare LINUX box to play with :-)

If anyone wants any extra info, drawings etc of what I've done, just shout.

Kind regards
Adrian


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Stainburn" <gary.stainburn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Thomas Adam" <thomas_adam16@xxxxxxxxx>; "adrian.wells"
<adrian.wells@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "SuSe" <suse-linux-uk-schools@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Routers


> On Wednesday 19 May 2004 3:57 pm, Thomas Adam wrote:
> > --- "adrian.wells" <adrian.wells@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > I have a suse box that I want to use as a router with two NIC's - I
> > > assume
> > > that this is the best technique, I've read a howto by Bert Huburt
(Linux
> >
> > Yes,
> >
> > If we assume that:
> >
> > eth0 is internal
> > eth1 is internal, with a link to the router on the same subnet...
> >
> > Then, simply:
> >
> > route add default gw <IP> eth1
> >
>
> That would only enable toe Suse box to get out. It sounds like they want
boxes
> inside that to access the net too. The best way is the install shorewall
on
> the Linux box.
>
> It makes the various bits of creating a firewall very simple, including
> enabling ip forwarding, and setting up the iptables rules to make
everything
> safe.
>
> Personally, I've just set up a Connexant 4-port ADSL router with built in
> firewalling. It was an absolute doddle, is the size of a modem, and sits
> inside the TV cabinet with the video/DVD etc. (The lights also tell me
when
> the lad's got his PC turned on while I'm downstairs watching telly)
>
> --
> Gary Stainburn
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