The next task for me is to put in a real router, I have 5 IP addresses and I am currently running with 3 off the shelf Linksys Home routers. I would need to buy 2 more to use all 5 IP’s, the cable router is a 4 port Cicso which makes it impossible to use all 5 IP’s. The capabilities of these home routers are extremely limited and I have maxed out each one with how many rules they can have (20). One old PC, LRP and webmin can solve this issue for me. I have been “Mind-Planning” this for some time and this article from Linux Journal gave me the inspiration.
FYI: LRP, Linux Router Project, went off-line in 2005ish. I used LRP disks for years (1998-2006) as Seti@Home clients. I booted old computers from the floppy and loaded a Seti client from another disk and let them do all the calcs in memory. When ever the power went out I had to re-launch all systems.