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Submitted on: 2008-04-26 21:40:47
Submitted By: Devesh Khanna
Description:Ok, so you have Linux installed and maybe a few services running like FTP, WWW etc. Now you want to share your Internet connection. Not the easiest but the most efficient way to do so is to use the Linux machine as a firewall/server. Linux comes with a very powerful firewall built in. It is totally scriptable but its not the easiest to understand. What follows is (hopefully) a good yet simple guide to WHAT iptables does and HOW it works. More detail...