[K12OSN] network config
mrjohnlucas at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 19:51:36 UTC 2008
Jeremy Schubert wrote:
> Thanks TP
> 1. Can only my thin client s use eth0 as a default gateway? What if
> I have XP clients?
> 2. I’ve worked with the iptable config file before. But sorry, I
> don’t understand, what is iptables-fu?
You can use eth0's IP as the default gateway for anything directly
connected to it (XP's included).
By "iptables-fu", I think he meant to make sure your IPTables setup is
sufficiently defensive to protect the server (as well as clients) from
the dangers of the Internet.
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> Behalf Of *"Terrell Prudé Jr."
> *Sent:* June-22-08 10:26 AM
> *To:* Support list for open source software in schools.
> *Subject:* Re: [K12OSN] network config
> Jeremy Schubert wrote:
> Is the following scenario correct?
> I have eth1 going to the cable modem and eth0 to my switch. Then I
> need to set the gateway of my workstations (not thin clients) to eth0
> for them to have internet access. But I can choose whether or not to
> set the proxy to eth0 (for web filtering) on each workstation.
> Sounds like you're making your LTSP server also function as your
> Internet router for the entire site. Nothing wrong with that,, and your
> setup is correct, but just make sure you've got the proper iptables-fu
> in place before you go live with it! Last thing you want is for your
> LTSP server to get nailed by some cracker.
> And yep, your thick clients would use eth0 as the default gateway.
> IIRC, ip.forward and NAT are both turned on by default in K12LTSP.
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