Re: newbie network question

From: Gonzalo Seriche Vega (
Date: 03/25/03

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:50:10 -0400
From: Gonzalo Seriche Vega <>

why you use the linux as gateway and set up the firewall (iptables) of
the linux ? i consider Linux more Safety than XP, and the Norton
Internet Security for me isn't the best way to block intrusion.

Alien Brain wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Windows XP server with a modem accessing the internet. I have
> Norton Internet Security as the firewall. My linux server has the XP box as
> a gateway so it can access the internet through the PC.
> What is the best way to ensure that nothing nasty can happen to the server.
> I am really only interested in allowing the Linux machine to update itself
> rather than web browsing which I would use the PC for.
> Any ideas out there?
> Thanks.

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