Manish Jain <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I am poor at networking and need a little bit of help. My dad has a > Windows 2000 machine with a network card but does not have a connection > to the internet.
When I started writing this, I thought that system had been abandoned already, but it appears Microsoft will offer a measure of support through next year sometime. Do see that the system gets properly updated before you put it on the net. > My freebsd 6.2 box is connected to the internet and has > 2 network cards, rl0 and rl1. rl0 connects to the ISP and rl1 is > directly connected via a long Ethernet cable to the NIC on my dad's > machine. While I can access the internet easily, I want my dad to be > able to connect to the internet with my freebsd box serving as the > gateway. Can anyone please explain to me in easy steps how to accomplish > this ? The keyword is that you need to set up your machine as a gateway. There are numerous guides available on how to do that (including the FreeBSD Handbook (free, online and likely already on your system) my PF tutorial (http://home.nuug.no/~peter/pf/) contains more than a few hints, as do several books available at better bookstores), but I would recommend that you pick literature that enables you to learn the basics of TCP/IP as well as the actual commands needed. Looking into packet filtering for basic protection won't hurt either. With those keywords in hand, you should be able to dig up something useful. - Peter -- Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team http://bsdly.blogspot.com/ http://www.bsdly.net/ http://www.nuug.no/ "Remember to set the evil bit on all malicious network traffic" delilah spamd: 126.96.36.199: disconnected after 42673 seconds. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"