I have 3 computers I want to network, and one cable modem connection.
(on the cable connection, I can technically have one NIC card (MAC
address) using the connection). That is why I want to use one of my
computers (running Linux), to MASQ the other two computers on the
Would like any suggestions, hints or help.
Computer 1) I want running Windows.
Computer 2) I want running Linux.
Computer 3) running Linux, I want to use as a firewall/MASQ.
I'm just not sure the best nic cards/wiring (10/100) setup.
What would be the best for security and simplicity?
I would like computer 1 and 2 to be able to communicate (with the
Linux box, computer number 2 running ftp/telnet).
But I would like computer number 1, the Windows computer, to
be hidden/secure as possible.
Again, any thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
And if anyone knows of any good books on home networking, feel free
Thanks for any help/thoughts.