On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Kae Verens wrote:
> a simpler way would be to set the router up to forward everything
> to one specific machine, then you can set up whatever rules you
> want on that machine without worrying about breaking the router.
An even better way, presuming the DSL service is delivered via PPPoE
(which it is for Eircom), is to configure the limited or
brain-damaged DSL "router" to /not/ do routing, but just bridge the
PPPoE frames between DSL and your local network, then terminate the
PPPoE session on a more capable "router" such as your PC.
You'll find then that all the normal documentation on PPPoE, PPP,
firewalling and port-forwarding for your operating system will apply.
(indeed, you probably won't need port-forwarding anymore if you have
just one computer).
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