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So what I'm wondering how to do, is this:
My home server is at present on dialup (standard web, ftp, local-only SMB...). In a couple months, it'll be on a network with broadband internet access through a firewall. I want to set it up as ... well, whatever it takes ... a router, perhaps? so all my computers on "this side" of the network (it's my DHCP server at present; no internet routing though) can access the internet simply by being plugged in.
What would it take to set this up? I'd obviously need to add the machine's IP address as router for the DHCP settings, and set it up as a DNS server (or would I, since it could forward DNS requests to the outside world?).
Basically, I want there to be no difference to my laptop between being "home" and "away" -- it can access the internet without any necessary proxy changes or firewall changes (and none to start out with -- "direct connection", to use Microsoft terms. (eek))
I'd also totally love to be able TO filter it through a firewall or some forwarding rules, though it's not a total requirement (don't leave vulnerable services open, or the laptop on, so not too concerned).
Oh, and just to clear it up -- the laptop is an iBook (with AirPort) running MacOS X (with Mozilla) / Yellow Dog Linux... not some Windows crap. ;) The server is er, RedHat 7.x (can't remember what off the top of my head) Current Mood: hopeful