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Re: Connecting 2 computers to the internet



If you are interested in cheap cheap, get another NIC for one of your
computers (I have seen them for $9.95) and configure that one as a firewall
- passing on packets to your other computer attached to the new NIC. You
can use a crossover cable to directly connect the NICs in the two
computers, thus avoiding the cost of a HUB.

On 6/24/05, Dotan Cohen wrote
>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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