> For a couple of months I've tried to use a Linux box as a router and
> gave up :( And then I changed my mind. Is there any simple (as simple as
> possible) software that I can use as a routing program on a PC. Two
> things are important, firstly we may need to use it as a firewall, so it
> should be able to filter packages, and secondly it must (or maybe should
> only) support modem connection (ppp would be better).
I've been using Linux and very happy with it. EArlier kernels
may have sucked wind on an Olymic scale but the new one's seem to do
great. Their only limitation is in filtering based on interface, which
they lack as yet. I thought it was funny that when the latest hacking
craze hit (the phoney from with a cross flood) we had patches to make that
hack more difficult within a day or too. Try that with a commercial system!
Back to the program at hand. The cheapest routing solution that I
know of is PC-ROUTE available from your favorite archive site. It is available
from the SIMTEL archives. I have not used it so this is just hearsay but I
understand that is makes a respectable firewall. It will work with multiple
ethernet cards and/or mulitiple serial cards but not much else is required.
It will run with multiple PDS packet driver interfaces, although a bit slower.
Since you do get the sources, you can really make it do what you like. I
was almost ready to crank PC-ROUTE up when I got my LINUX PC routing with PPP
working (SCO UNIX was abysmal - ALL HOPE ABANDON YEA WHO ENTER THERE!).
> Any name even any idea would be helpful.
> Thanks in advance;
> Can BAYSAL;
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