Good linux books & distros

Matthew Hawkins matt at
Fri Dec 6 22:21:46 EST 2002

L u k e H a m i l t o n (luke.hamilton at wrote:
> Just before I go, is IP Masquerade the best way to setup my linux-box as
> a gateway-box for my windows Machines?

Only if you have a 2.2 or earlier kernel.  If you've got 2.4 or later
then you use NAT (Network Address Translation).  The old IP Masquerading
is a form of NAT (SNAT - S for Source).  NAT is part of netfilter and
you use iptables to configure it.  I also recommend the iproute tools
which let you do other funky stuff later on (like transparent proxying
and QoS and stuff like that)

apt-get install iptables iproute

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