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tcp/ip from a WAN to a LAN

ok I have 6 computers and i need them all on the internet I plan to have one of them a dedicated gateway or dhcp whitchever is esier. how do I go about setting one or the other up I own a Red Hat 4.2 cd. I need to give out tcp/ip addresses. this gateway/dhcp will have two 10 base t nics in it. some of the computers on this lan will be running
win95 :( will these computers be able to caputer an tcp/ip soccet from an linux gateway/dhcp?

thank you for your time and advice
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manicCommented:
You have two choices:

A proxy firewall or a IP masquerading firewall.
The first is quite easy, the second is even easier.
Both require recompiling the kernel.

You need to read the Proxy Server / Firewall howto,
available from sunsite.unc.edu.

If you plan to use IP masqurading then you need the IP Masq. mini
howto, also available from sunsite. You probably have both of these
howtos installed on your linux box under /usr/doc/HOWTO and
/usr/doc/HOWTO/mini

This takes a bit of fiddling but it does work in the end, i have used
both methods, I started with IP Masq. which produced a fast and
pleasingly simple gateway. I have now "upgraded" to a proxy firewall
gateway and am using the TIS firewall toolkit.

Good luck and have fun...

P.S. Win 95 with IE 3 works reliably and well. If you use IP masq.
then you need to put in the IP address of your linux bos as the
gateway. If you use a proxy then in IE3 go to options and connection,
tick connect through proxy and place the address of your server
in there.
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Krishna081697Author Commented:
thanks i didn't even know that I could use a firewall

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Krishna081697Author Commented:
how do i tell the kernel witch ether card to use for whitch part of the network??
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Krishna081697Author Commented:
umm I plan to run a quake server behind this and it will not work via masqurading and proxy
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