[SATLUG] While we're talking about routers
edcoates at nighthawk.dyndns.org
Sat Aug 24 15:57:01 CDT 2002
You might be able to approach it from two different angles, depending on if
RedHat 7.3 ships with the option of installing a 2.2.x kernel. If it does,
pick that kernel, and it should be business as usual. Install pmfirewall and
off you go. Otherwise, I can give you my iptables script, and we can go from
there, and I can offer help if you run into problems.
Quoting firestorm_v1 <firestorm-v1 at satx.rr.com>:
> lemme elaborate:
> When RH-7.2 came out I thought I'd upgrade my border router.
> I put the CD in and did a clean install and configured it normally using
> It worked great except that I couldn't forward ports because the kernel
> didn't support it
> or something like that...
> Someone suggested i try iptables.
> My router is a 486-133 with 64MB RAM and has always done an excellent
> job so I thought
> I'd give it a try. I replaced hard drives and tried the install, this
> time using an Iptables script.
> The IPtables script dropped my connection from 2048Kdown/512 up tp
> around 12K down and 512K
> up. When I asked what the heck, I was chastised by numerous people that
> "I configured it wrong" and
> no one really gave any help. the funny thing is the script was borrowed
> from the same friend
> that suggested iptables and his network was fine. I know the config is
> good because it was
> pulled from a working config. Hence my reluctance on bring it up now..
> Do you know how painful it is going from about 2M down to just 12K down? :P
> I yanked iptables and cast the installation off the HDD, reloadedRH 6.2
> ,IPchains and have
> been that way ever since.
> BTW is there really any reasons that scream "iptables" that I should
> know to consider?
> Ed Coates wrote:
> >Not sure where you getting the information of bringing your network down to
> >dialup speeds, but I'm using iptables with kernel 2.4.20-pre1 on a Sun Sparc
> >loaded with SuSE 7.3 and do port forwarding with no problems at all over my
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