help setting up simple Network..........
i need help setting up a simple network in my house using 3 computer's..i m new to settin up network in a linux environment..
i would like to set up the network using red hat linux 9.0
my comp configs are...
1-laptop with AMD 64 bit 3400 pro 512 meg's Ram
2-Desktop with Pentuim III 500Mhz pro 256 megs ram
3-Desktop with Pentium IV 3.4Mhz pro HT 256 megs
al with network cards..and i got wifi , bluetooth enabled in laptop..
i just wanna know where to start and what other hardware do i need to set up a network.and i also will be sharing internet connection between those.i will be using a cable modem.
so pleas guide me how to start up with..what installation req are needed and what services should i run on my server..there are a lot of sevices that run in background..how do i detect ad stop..
please tell me what additional hardware is needed and how much does it cost(switches or hubs)..
i m also planning to hav a firewall..
i use this network for testing purpose and security checks on linux..i m a starter in linux so plz tell me in detail..
i hav already got used to the linux environment and i can do some basic thngs..
thanx..furthur info reg ths...
well thanx...for ur suggestion..i will look into the linux flavours u told..i m already using fedora core 1.i hav just startd last month..i want to use one of my systems as a gateway u said...i hav read a post reg ip masqurading too..i think i ll hav a gateway/firewall on one sys.and i dont think on puttin up a wifi net soon..may b latter when i get used to the normal one i ll try..i want to use a linux flavor which is more secure..which one do u suggest..how iz slackware..i hav used knoppix too..what is ur suggestion reg that..where can i get the linux flavors online...i would like to install bastille linux..itss just an addition on the normal flavor..just to harden up..is it fine..
how do i start setting up..