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Making a router out of a unix box

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Hi,

I have an Ultra 5 with Solaris 8. I am trying to make a router out of that box. Can anybody help me with that or point me to some documentation on how to that?

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You can get SunScreen firewall for your box or examine "man route" manual page, depending what you need.
I.E. which one fits your network descriptions and misconceptions:
<http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Open_BSD/Q_20737807.html>
<http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Open_BSD/Q_20768092.html>
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The question needs some additional details, but for any unix system, the basic steps are:

1.  Configure interfaces with addresses on each network you're routing between.
2.  Enable routing in the kernel (if it's not the default)
3.  Run a routing daemon such as routed or gated to communicate routing information with other routers.
4.  Set up static routes if needed.
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"router" has many different meanings like:
a box bouncing and forwarding IP packets
another box , like first but running routed,gated,zebra or whatever
or some box giving users web browser access via nat and/or (Transparent) SQUID
and so on, i simply tried hard to autodetect used maening
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I meant no reflection on your answer, though for someone asking this level of question, I'm not certain they'd be able to adapt OpenBSD instructions to Solaris without some background.  NAT and/or proxy routing would be the next step up over the basic router I described...  A proxy would just be additional software (and *NOT* enabling routing in kernel), but NAT usually requires interaction with the builtin firewall configuration and is a little trickier.
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This is not about OpenBSD, these were recent questions about places people put *NIX servers and call them routers, in hope joe_g recognizes his environment.
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