Linux NAT/gateway distro

Jason Holt jason at
Fri Nov 11 01:06:12 MST 2005

A few months ago I set up a NAT box for a non-techie, and based on some 
research at distrowatch, figured devil-linux and smoothwall were the best 
bets.  Never really got to play with devil-linux, but smoothwall went okay. 
The install was reasonable, and the web-based setup is nice (especially for 
him).  Biggest weirdness is that you have to download updates one by one and 
upload them via a web form to do version updates.  That worked out well for my 
friend (it's simple, anyway), but didn't leave much room for adding on things 
like samba that he wanted.

No idea how it would do with dialup.


On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Ross Werner wrote:

> I'm looking for a Linux NAT/gateway distribution that:
> a) does dial-up
> b) is easy to set up (I'm thinking "install distro to hard drive, type in 
> phone number and username/password, done" sort of easy)
> c) does on-demand dialing (so it doesn't connect to the internet until 
> somebody on the local network opens a web browser or whatnot)
> d) maybe even some sort of remote (web-based?) interface to disconnect if the 
> user doesn't want to wait for it to timeout
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> 	Ross
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