Home network routing setup

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Thu Apr 13 13:49:06 2000

>gateway set to the machine with two NICs. Then he'll have to run software
>to NAT (Network Address Translation) his internal private addresses to one
>of the public addresses. I know it's possible under Linux or FreeBSD but I
>don't know about NT.
> -spc (And for such a simple network there is no need to run routed unless
> he wants to learn how to use routed)

If you want a firewall and to do NAT you should take a look at OpenBSD.
It's not quite as easy to setup NAT on OpenBSD as it is to setup IPmasq on
Linux. However, OpenBSD's main focus is security. It's also possible to
setup NAT on OpenBSD to redirect certain ports to machines inside your
firewall so they can provide certain services.

I've been running OpenBSD on an AlphaStation 200 4/233 for about a year and
a half. Acting just as a Firewall, NAT, Web, and FTP servert the RAM
requirements are nice and light. When I set it up, I'd planned on using
Linux, but found OpenBSD meshed with the hardware I had on hand better and
was more secure.

Still my ideal solution would be to have that AS200 running VMS, but there
seems to be a serious lack of Firewall and NAT software for VMS :^(

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