[thelist] Hard Drive Partition for Linux

Chris Johnston chris at fuzzylizard.com
Sun Dec 8 16:39:01 CST 2002

If all you want the Linux box to do is to act as a
firewall/gateway/router, then I would suggest looking into something
like Smoothwall GPL. This is a Linux based firewall program specifically
designed for the purpose you are describing. (There are other programs
out there that will do the exact same thing for you) This will be much
easier for you to setup then trying to configure Debian, Red Hat, or
Mandrake as a gateway.

This is how my personal network will be created. I will be using
smoothwall on an old pc as my gateway/firewall and have several
different computers all hooked up to it.

However, if you want to use the Linux box for more then just a gateway,
that can be accomplished as well.It is just a little harder to setup.

Don't know if this answers your question though.

On Sun, 2002-12-08 at 21:25, Andrew Maynes wrote:
> Thank you Liam, Boris and (David from earlier wvdial thread)
> I am not going to partition a drive and do an install obviously it would be a
> fruitless exercise.  So the next question is... I don't want to buy an external
> modem as I want to connect using a broadband service (currently looking into
> DVB) it will probably either be with BT Broadband or NTL cable.  So Obviously
> the 56K modem will not be of any use and I want to use the Linux Box as the
> gateway for 4 networked PC's. So the first connection is will be to the Linux
> Box which again rules out the external modem.  Now I could be going about this
> in completely the wrong way so if someone can say so please highlight my
> stupidly if not and I am doing something right advice is cool and welcomed
> appreciatively.....
> I will check ut the local lug (Linux User Group) for advice too thank you Liam
> Andrew
Chris Johnston <chris at fuzzylizard.com>

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