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    linux router? firewall?

    i have an old 486, and i have my athlon machine and my mums work machine, im running cable, i want to set up my 486 as a router, i was going to use the linux router project, but i have a few questions, is it a firewall? will it allocate ip address for my other 2 machines? is it fast? does it cache? thankyou for your help.

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    Originally posted by metrix007:
    i have an old 486, and i have my athlon machine and my mums work machine, im running cable, i want to set up my 486 as a router, i was going to use the linux router project, but i have a few questions, is it a firewall? will it allocate ip address for my other 2 machines? is it fast? does it cache? thankyou for your help.

    Are you talking about smoothwall?

    If you are go to there site and read the faq's. If your answer is not to be found there, you can take your life into your own hands and ask their forum - be prepared for a smart arse response though. Which is what anyone would expect from geeks with an attitude.

    I understand your 486 would need 16mb RAM, 100meg HDD.

    I have/wilo consider using smoothwall myself sometime in the future when I get up to speed an not have to rely on the resident geeks for an answer.

    Cheers Dave Creek



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