[CentOS] CentOS or other Linux Internet Router/Gateway

Pavel Lisy pavel.lisy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 16:21:49 EDT 2010


Ron Blizzard píše v Ne 22. 08. 2010 v 17:48 -0500:
> Hi Everyone,
> 
> I've got kids who are growing older and I want to build a Linux box to
> filter Internet access. I've got six computers on the Internet, plus
> the laptops -- most run Windows. I'm not sure if it's called a router
> or gateway or...?  I don't mind doing the leg work, I just don't know
> where to start. I'm pretty sure I'm *not* looking for a web server
> (though it might be fun to have a local web) -- I might also use the
> computer for a file server, but I mostly want a... proxy server? Not
> sure what tool I need to use. I seem to remember there were specialty
> Linux distributions for this purpose.
If you want to try something CentOS based see ClearOS:

http://www.clearfoundation.com/Software/overview.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClearOS

it looks great and it is working

Pavel

> Once I do figure out what kind of box I'm building, would I still be
> able to put my Linksys router behind it, or would the Linux box *be*
> the router? -- and would I have to get a wireless switch instead?
> Would a Pentium III handle this duty, or would it gum up the works and
> make the Internet too slow?
> 
> Sorry for stupid questions. At some point I'm going to have to learn
> about Linux servers. I'm hoping this project will help me get started
> on that.
> 
> Thanks for any pointers.
> 

-- 
Pavel Lisy <pavel.lisy at gmail.com>



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