[plug] Re: trouble installing Redhat 9

Alex Nordstrom lx at se.linux.org
Sun Mar 27 16:33:07 WST 2005

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 11:33, David Buddrige wrote:
> Basically I just want to get a web-proxy going as easily and
> painlessly as possible so that we can have everyone in the household
> surfing at the same time...
> Second priority is to get email downloading; but it is less of a
> priority than the web [I can use webmail at a pinch].

If what you want is to simply share an Internet connection and you don't 
specifically want to set it up protocol by protocol, you would probably 
be happier using NAT routing rather than a proxy server. This is 
handled by IP tables.

Depending on the situation, you may not even need to set up a computer 
for this, as many ADSL modems have router capabilities. There are of 
course some advantages of letting a Linux box handle it rather than an 
embedded device, but there are also disadvantages.

Alex Nordstrom
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