How to configure small linux/windows network with one linux box as a router.
Posted on 2006-03-26
I administer 7 computers - 2 Linux and 5 Windows - inside a network of about 25 computers (I don't manage the others) connected to a HW router (which I also don't administer). My question is what is the best free (no more purchases) Linux way to provide access to each other and to the internet for those I do manage and separation from the computers I don't manage? Should I make one of my Linux boxes a second router before the HW router? If so, how do I set up the routing tables? Right now, all 25 machines are configured through DHCP provided by the HW router, but I can give static addresses to my 7 if that's the way to go.