I am getting a cable modem in less than a week. I have 3 computers that I
use, and a Pentium 166 that I want to setup as a linux firewall and DHCP
server. My friend has thiat setup and it works well. Problem is he can't
help me because he is a beginner like me, a friend of his set his up for
him. So I figure this would be a good chance for me to learn more about
linux. I just want the linux box to be a good firewall and a DHCP server.
I had the chance to talk to the guy that setup my friend firewall. He gave
me a 3 files and said thats all I would need to set it up. (router.up,
router.down, and dhcpd.conf) He said I might need to install a few packages
in redhat, but I forgot which ones he mentioned. One thing I want to do, I
recently downloaded "ZoneAlarm" for windows. Its a nice software firewall.
I noticed that it allows internet access to programs, and at the same time
keeps ALL ports in stealth mode. With my friends linux firewall, you have
to open the ports you want to use. Would it be possible to setup a linux
firewall that keeps ALL ports stealth, but still allows internet access to
computers on the network? (the way I tested the ports is at www.grc.com
click on "shields up") If anybody could help me out with any of this PLEASE
let me know. If ya could, please send me an email, my ISPs newsgroups a
Thank you for ANY help..