[Shorewall-users] PPP <--> RH9 <--> LinkSys <--> Home Network

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Mon Dec 1 06:57:08 PST 2003


On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 06:33, Kenneth Jacker wrote:
> This might be a little crazy, but thought I'd ask here anyway ...
> 
> I currently have a home machine -- running Shorewall, of course --
> connected to my campus modem pool using PPP.  Until I can get real
> broadband access, I am wondering if I could add a LinkSys box (WRT54G)
> and use PPP.
> 
> I guess the goal would be something like this:
> 
> 
>              +-------+          +---------+
>              |       |          |         +<=======>  \
>       PPP    |       |  10BaseT |         +<=======>   | 10BaseT
>    <========>+  RH9  +<========>+ WRT54G  +<=======>   |  Home Network
>              |       |          |         +<=======>  /
>              |       |          |         |
>              +-------+          +---------+
> 
> 
> So, I guess there are two questions:
> 
>    o  Is the above even possible with the WRT54G?
> 
>    o  How to setup 'shorewall' to allow this?
> 
> 

I think you will find it easier to just ignore the WAN interface on the
WRT54G and use one of it's LAN ports to connect to the RH9 box. You will
then be using it as a switch/WAP rather than as a router/gateway.

-Tom
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