[ubuntu-za] Sharing network connections in Ubuntu

Josh Brodrick josholikestofly at gmail.com
Fri May 7 10:49:17 BST 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Michael Gorven <michael at gorven.za.net>wrote:

> On Friday 07 May 2010 10:51:36 Josh Brodrick wrote:
> > Thanks so much for the quick reply! Just so i understand then, this way
> the
> > laptop would be assigned its IP and everything directly from the ADSL
> > router, through the desktop (and if looking from the router side just
> look
> > like any normal pc connected directly to the router?) And would the fact
> > that I have firestarter configured on the desktop not block or affect
> this
> > bridging in any way?
> Correct. It would look like a PC connected to the modem via a switch.
> Theoretically Firestarter (which just sets up iptables) shouldn't interfere
> since this is Ethernet bridging and not IP routing, but I have had problems
> with iptables blocking bridge traffic before. If the desktop isn't
> accessible
> from the Internet you don't really need a firewall on it though.
> Michael
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Ok that sounds perfect, I will give it a try and see what happens. The
desktop is connected to the internet so I prefer to have it firewalled,
however the laptop doesnt require internet access, only local network
access, so if firestarter blocks its internet im not too concerned.

Thanks again.

Cheers, Josh
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