Setting up a simple Linux firewall

Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 1:26 PM EST

This is an overview of the things I think you need to know if you're going to try and set up a simple firewall using linux on an old PC.

For a PC to be used as a firewall, it needs two ethernet cards (aka NICs or "Network Interface Cards"). If you need to buy a second card to do this with, see the above point. Ditto if you need to buy a 10baseT hub.

By Joseph Brenner at obsidianrook.com

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