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  • From: kbb0927@xxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 13:19:10 -0400
  • Message-id: <322BCEA9.37E63DDF.001F3C81@xxxxxx>

Before I changed to cable modem access, I was doing exactly that: ICS
using SuSE 7.2. Go to and get SuSEfirewall2-1.6 first.
Set up your basic system, hosts, hosts.allow, and intranet IP addresses.
Make sure you have iptables installed as SuSEfirewall2 uses it. Then
untar it and follow the INSTALL instructions. Then once you configure
/etc/rc.config.d/firewall2.rc.config to your particular system/specs,
you should be up and running a SuSE ICS with whatever your external
port is: ppp, eth, ippp. As a newbie, I did it and compared to Mandrake
it was _MUCH_ easier.


Keith B.

Scott Parks <sparks@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I have been so impressed with Suse installing it for an ISP I am doing work for
>that I am considering blowing away my Mandrake 8 install @ home. This box
>replaced my Win@K box that was doing Internet Connection Sharing and failed
>miserably. The Mandrake box does not seem entirely stable, if I power down
>and then bring it back up to connect and share the Internet connection it
>does not work and I have to re-run the Connection Sharing scripts.
>My question, is anyone using Suse for simple Internet Connection Sharing? How
>about multilink with ppp? I never got that to work under Mandrake, but one
>modem is still faster under Linux than two modems under Win2K.
>This box has one job in life, connect to my ISP and share the connection to
>my internal network. Reconnect if the line is dropped.
>Before I dive into the ipchains set-up I want to make sure there is not a
>like Mandrake that might simplify this.
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