how to share internet connection in fedora

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Tue Nov 27 18:18:01 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>>>> Azeez, what you need is not trite retorts from resident list
>> imbeciles (see Bill's response below), but rather to employ an
>> iptables firewall application/script. There are numerous available
>> to meet any need from simple to enterprise-capable. Firestarter,
>> Shorewall, and I believe there is a basic firewall configuration
>> utility in the distro. The web-based firewall gui in Webmin provides
>> a very simple rudimentary funtion for this. There are many others.
> It might be as simple as:
>         modprobe iptable_nat
>         iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth1 -j MASQUERADE
>         echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
> but if you have to ask the question, you might be better off with one of
> the appliance systems that do this for you along with a lot of other
> things - like SME server or Clarkconnect.
Strange - I don't remember writing any of the text attributed to me.
Are you sure you got the quote correct Les?


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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