Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Serving up OpenACS from home

Posted by Walter McGinnis on
Currently I use a FreeBSD box behind my AT&T cablem modem
(was @home back in the day) as a router/gateway between my
LAN and the rest of the Internet.  I have a second RH 7 box which
is where I develop ACS/OpenACS stuff.  I use IP Forwarding to
make certain web servers on the dev box accessible to the rest
of world.

I'm moving in a week and a half and want to sell the FreeBSD
box ASAP which leaves me without a router for the rest of my
time here.  I don't really want to throw down for a new hardware
router (which would be the right thing if I was starting from
scratch), as I'm not sure what I'm going to have for connectivity in
my new place.

In the past I have set up Linux as a router for DSL.  No big woop.
This is what I would like to do again.  I already have two ethernet
cards (one being for DHCP client for AT&T network, the other for
the LAN) and a hub for the LAN.  Does anybody have a favorite
setup guide for this kind of thing?  The Linux HOWTOs tend to be
convoluted in this area.  A personal "these are the steps I took
for Redhat 7" kinda doc would be much faster.  I'm thinking
something like Sean Yakamoto used to put together.  I don't
need a DHCP server to the LAN.