> Hi all.
> Been up and running with linux for a few months now and I would like
> to use linux as a firewall/proxy for my home lan.
> I have 3 machines, a dedicated linux box, a winnt server, and a win95
> I currently run the proxy service from a winnt server machine, using
> wingate, a proxy server.
> When I initially wanted to set up a system to put all my machines on
> my home lan on the net thru one modem, I was remember being told by my
> isp that a proxy server was the only way to to accomplish this, as
> they were not prepared to update thier routing tables to forward
> packets to my second and third machines, without a cost being
> I would like to know if this is still the case, if I now use linux
> instead of nt4, to forward packets to my second and third machines. I
> know linux can act as a firewall/proxy and do ip forwarding? But if I
> choose ip forwarding will my my isp strill need to upgrade thier
> routing tables?
> Or is ip masquerading a better option?
a proxy server, but on the network level, instead of for just http
connects. You can find a howto on setting it up at
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