Having used Linux on an old 486 for a while now. It employs IP
Masquerading in order to share the Internet with the Internal domain
which uses the 192.168.1.x addresses. I also use certain modules that
are built with the kernel that allows ICQ, RealPlayer, FTP and other
such modules. This is to allow to allow these programs to function
without the need of burning individual holes though the firewall..
I do know about IP NAT, I am simply wondering if getting this exact same
functionality will be just as easy to get going? Or is it more
difficult? Are their modules that achieve this? Or rules that one
adds to do the same?
Other then that, I have been quite impressed with OpenBSD. I highly
appreciate it that it is locked down the way it is "out of the box." I
also found the method of configuring a network component ridiculously
easy compared to the torment that RedHat (I ripped them out and made my
own), SuSe or Debian Linux put you through. Any OS that attempts to
force you to use a GUI configuration tool should rethink their