Linux Router box

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by indyjones, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi i have been using the linux version of freesco which is a small program for routing which has a built in firewall and allows multiple users to use the same global IP address. The problem is i now want to do some more advanced things such as FTP hosting which i cannot do. Can some one advise me on how to set up a linux server and what software i need etc. I know its asking alot but i can not do this alone :happy:
     
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    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    hmm looks good but expensive
    was hoping for cheap/freeware.

    Also it did not seem to support dial up. (will be on broadband again soon but also want the option of dial up) and the ability of controlling it from my pc across the network
    server is currently
    p233mmx
    32meg of ram
    1 gig hdd
    two 3comm network cards

    though will shortly be upgrading it to
    366 p2
    128meg of ram
    and possibly a bigger hdd
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Expensive?? It's free unless you want the Office licence (support and stuff, not needed ;)).

    You may be right about the dial-up though. This is the only router distro I've found with built-in FTP/web/file server. The alternative I guess is to get a normal distro (RedHat, Mandrake) and then configure the firewall to act as a NAT router.

    OR, you could keep the old machine as a dedicated router and use the "new" machine as a standalone Linux server. Ports can allways be forwarded in case you want to use FTP, web and so on.