Good linux books & distros

Rob Weir rweir at
Sun Dec 8 15:09:59 EST 2002

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 10:21:46PM +1100, Matthew Hawkins wrote:
> 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

In fact, it's even easier under Debian.  'apt-get install
kernel-image-2.4.18-<arch> ipmasq', where <arch> is one of 386, 586tsc,
686, et al, and it should Just Work.  You might also want to have a look
at squid, which is a caching http/ftp proxy.

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