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Re: Connecting 2 computers to the internet



On 6/24/05, Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 12:46, taharka wrote:
> > Scot L. Harris wrote:
> 
> > >The hardware router/firewalls are very cheap and easy to setup.  You
> > >should be able to find a linksys, netgear, or dlink router for $50.00 or
> > >less.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > A better solution for a hardware router/firewall is, a stand alone
> > computer with two or more nics running m0n0wall. Check out the m0n0wall
> > project at: http://m0n0.ch/wall ;-)
> 
> There are some benefits to creating your own firewall using a dedicated
> computer.  However the drawbacks, particularly for new linux users,
> include added cost, complexity, and difficulty in setting it up to say
> nothing of the additional admin time it takes to properly administer
> such a firewall.  On the plus side it will provide a finer granularity
> and control over what goes through the firewall.
> 
> For new users it is simply easier, cheaper, and less headaches to get an
> off the shelf dedicated router/firewall.  They take virtually no time to
> setup and provide very good security with little additional work
> required of the end user.
> 
> Most end users don't really want to spend most of their time monitoring
> and caring for a firewall.  Most simply want to use other applications
> and have access to the Internet.
> 
> 
> --
> Scot L. Harris
> webid cfl rr com
> 
> NEVER swerve to hit a lawyer riding a bicycle -- it might be your bicycle.
> 

The last thing that I want to do is introduce a THRID computer to
this. I'm not about to go out and invest in a router, so what would be
the best way to go about doing this with the equiptment that I have?
Can this be done with Samba? I'm about to go archive-diving now, but
if anyone has any advise they'd be willing to share, I'm all ears. Er,
well, eyes,....

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