how to share internet connection in fedora
rainer at lucien.sysadmin.at
Thu Nov 29 03:12:19 UTC 2007
They are no hindrance, as they are no solution to a (not) given problem.
kind of lame, in my opinion.
i suggest you concentrate on "helping" with the other requests - since
you are that good.
Paul Shaffer wrote:
> Gonna continue to overanalyze, huh? Since when are script tools like
> Webmin and Shorewall a hindrance to setting up Masq?
> And don't put words in my post. I suggested some possible tools to
> make the task easier. I did not "explicity tell him" to use
> anything. Sorry, but your lame attempt to twist my words had failed.
> Nice try.
> This is really starting to get funny now. I wonder how many more
> experts not "understanding the basics" will eventually become exposed
> over this. Hmmmm...
> */rainer <rainer at lucien.sysadmin.at>/* wrote:
> Just to analyze a bit: You were the only one to explicitly tell
> him to use webmin or shorewall.
> So: when I install a firewall (any kind), this usually still does
> not allow me to share any internet connection. So, how do you
> suppose this was any better ?
> As later suggested, one needs ip_forwarding and an iptables entry
> for nat - at least. But, as this has security implications and can
> render the internet connection unsusable (e.g. a spelling error in
> the iptables script), we would prefer not to rush things. Haste
> makes waste, easy as that.
> The only one who has still not understood the basiscs seems to be
> you, Paul. It´s not only about manners or stuff, but also about
> flaming people willing to _help_, not just finish the call.
> Paul Shaffer wrote:
>> If you had simlpy read and understood the OP's question, you
>> would understand that all you're "what if" scenarios are
>> completely ridiculous. There is only one correct simple answer
>> all you complainers have overlooked in the rush to over analyze this.
>> */Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com>/* wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 11:11 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> > On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 08:45:02 -0800,
>> > Paul Shaffer 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.
>> Keywords: firewall, nat, masq.
>> > Depending on what he wants to do there can be significantly
>> more invloved.
>> > His original question was incomplete and asking to expand
>> on it before giving
>> > him an inappropiate response was correct.
>> It was past incomplete. It said virtually nothing, yet we
>> have two
>> "experts" divining that he needs firewall rules. Suppose he
>> has only
>> some computers and some wires, with the ends freshly spliced,
>> what to hook them to?? Or two dumb terminals and a pair of
>> rabbit ears?
>> Or two tin-cans and a string? No one knows, except "The
>> Amazing Kreskin"
>> and he's dead. Period.
>> Bill's response was not "trite" at all. The OP can learn,
>> that I have no
>> doubt. When he does, he will be better served. That's the
>> point. We all
>> come here to serve or be served, usually some of both.
>> Learning how to
>> reach that goal successfully, and acknowledge the conventions
>> of lists
>> such as ours and of others, is not a bad thing. Bill just cut
>> the mustard. Ric
>> My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
>> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
>> ..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
>> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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