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Hi all, I'm new to Linux and require help setting up a hardware Firewall/router on my home network. I have installed the basic requirements of Fedora Core 1 onto an ...
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    Help setting up Fedora Firewall/router


    Hi all,

    I'm new to Linux and require help setting up a hardware Firewall/router on my home network. I have installed the basic requirements of Fedora Core 1 onto an old 400MHz PC. Install went ok but I am now lost as to what to do next... Can anyone help me with the following:

    1. Connecting to the web via a dial-up (pppd) - creating a script file to run everytime I choose to connect.
    2. Setting up the network - IP addresses etc. (with a W2K server and laptop running XP home)
    3. Setting Firewall rules

    The install only installed the min required, so no graphic desktop etc.

    All advice is welcome, I do have experiance of networking windows systems but not a clue about Linux...

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    Setting up the network is simple enough. Just assign a private IP, like 192.168.x.x to the nic being used for the local network, and set the IP, broadcast and netmask on the local machines that you set and use the DNS information in /etc/resolv.conf on the firewall box on the local machines as well. I'm not sure where the configuration file for this is on Fedora, sorry. There's a couple different ways you can go about setting up firewall rules. Shorewall is supposed to be pretty easy to use; it's a front end to iptables that uses a set of config files to set everything up. You could also use a web based iptables script builder like this one. You just select a few options, give a few numbers and select the services you want to run. I've used it a couple times before, works great. There's also lots of good iptables documentation out there, like http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.net/, http://www.linuxguruz.com/iptables/howto/ and the official at http://www.netfilter.org/documentation/. I hope this helps you out some, and sorry for not being of help with the dial up connection.

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    Thanks for your advise, I will follow it once I can get the blasted thing connected.

    Can anyone give me help with the correct script needed to dial-up, leaving the blanks (telnum, user, pass) for me to fill in.

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