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    need help with a bridge and filter in debian


    I need to try to figure out what i need to install to make a box that acts as a bridge, and a filter for all machines behind it.
    I have 3 workstations that are in a lab scenario, they need to direct all http requests to one url and drop all other packets .
    the machines will preferable be able to pick up real ip's through the bridge from a dhcp server.
    Any ideas?

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    You will have to get the kernel source and install a few patches then compile kernel for this to work since iptables+bridging supported in the 2.4 kernel. Here is a howto on setting up the bridge and iptables:

    http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue76/whitmarsh.html

    I created a transparent firewall/bridge but used openbsd instead. It was very simple to do and only took a few hours to have it up and running. So you might want to check out openbsd instead for this.

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    i was going to, only problem was, i had no idea how to set up disk partitions in bsd, it was very uninformative.. any hints?

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    Doesnt fdisk exist/work in BSD?? I have never tried BSD myself so i dont know.
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    Andutt

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