[LAD] Re : [ot] - NEED some security advise PLEASE! + new question

Sylvain HENRY hsyl20 at yahoo.fr
Sun Feb 15 11:24:07 UTC 2009

> A weakly related OT question:
> I need to set up a machine as a router. One side is 
> a fixed public IP address, the other side is a local
> net using 192.168.1.x. I want to give internet access
> to the machines on the local net, so this requires
> (AFAIK) NAT. Anyone has a pointer to a good tutorial
> about how to do this ?

I think you just need to enable ip_forward on the router:
See for instance http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialNetworking.html#FORWARDING

you need to configure other machines to use the router as a gateway. In
my case I have to add the line GATEWAY=ip_of_the_router in


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