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tauseef
Hi
I want to share my DSL/Cable Connection to my other LAN Computers using LINUX OS 9
Please help me how i can do this
I am not Advance User of LINUX
Please help me
DS2K3
There's no such thing as "Linux OS 9" smile.gif

What distribution are you using? Suse, Redhat, Mandrake etc. etc.?

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michaelk
In addition, what type of modem make / model and is this connected via USB or ethernet cable?
How is your LAN presently configured? Do you have a router, switch, hub or any other type of networking hardware? Do want to use this "linux 9" PC as a router, firewall?
Jim
Honestly, the best way to share your DSL/Cable connection to a network of computers in your house is to just get a router from D-Link or Linksys. They are powerful enough to handle pretty much anything you want to do, from firewall, to port routing, to DHCP.

If you really want to share out your DSL connection through Linux you are going to have to do a few things.

1) Configure your DSL/Cable modem, that is assuming you aren't using an outboard one that passes the connection to your computer via a network connection.

2) You will need a second network card to connect to a hub that connects to the rest of the computers.

3) You will need to configure a DHCP client, a DNS server, and NAT via something like IPTables to pass the packets through.

Honestly, your best bet is to get an outboard router. They are more stable, easier to admin, and a hell of a lot easier to set up.

Is there anything in particular that you really think you need a dedicated server for? i.e. logging, packet filtering, ect..?
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