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I am looking to create a Linux router to share my cable modem connection. I have an old gateway P-II 266 with 64 MB RAM and 4 gig HD. Where ...
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    How to create a Linux Router


    I am looking to create a Linux router to share my cable modem connection. I have an old gateway P-II 266 with 64 MB RAM and 4 gig HD. Where do I start. I obvioulsly need 2 NIC's. I need to know what distro would be the easiest to accomplish this task. I also need to know how to set it up in a heterogeneous envirenment. Sorry to say my brother is running a windoz box. Oh well he will switch one day.

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    you can go to this url
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html

    you'll find how-to's for linux router configuration there.

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    Has anyone heard of Coyote? I heard it works OK, does anyone have experience with this distrobution? Thanks,

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    Have you ever heard of "Smoothwall"

    Check it out here,

    http://www.smoothwall.org/

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    There is also astaro.
    I have tried both astaro and smoothwall and did not like either. The web interfaces are great but I found it to be lacking many options.

    It is perfectly acceptable for most people's needs but I prefer ssh and vim to any web interface .

    ::edit::

    I forgot, there is a online demo for astaro. You can find it here.

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    Astaro has a Home version which is really nice.
    free for use, though you have to register to get the "licence" file, 3 years is "runnable".
    supports alot of functions along with vpn roadwarrior access

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