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hi there...i m currently running windows XP Pro as a software router with 26 client's computers on my network,i was thinking to migrate to linux box since it has the solution of my xp licencing problem,can anybody guide me on how to setting up this linux box as a software router with 2 NICs?any help will be greatly appreaciated. biggrin.gif
There are tons of guides out there that should be able to help you. What you need to set up is IP Masquerading:

Linux distributions have come a long way since that guide was written, so you may not really need to follow it. If you don't have much experience with linux, then you may want to try the more graphical distributions like probably CentOS or Whitebox Linux which are freely available versions of Redhat Enterprise Linux. They should probably be your best bet.
Its actuallly pretty easy, I did it myself last night.

There are two things you need and a third I would recomnd. You need to have a DHCP server to assign IPs and you need to have a DNS server to pass the internet through.

In addition to that, I would recomend some sort of firewall like IPTables.

Any distro will be able to acomadate this, what Corey recomened is probably the best, CentOS, Whietbox are very good. Otherwise something like Mandrake would work well to and be very easy to config.

It runs off a floppy disk, and is great for old computers. Very nice, check it out.
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