networking server in Network Problems Posted October 7, 2004 · Report reply We are gonna need a bit more information than that. What exactly do you want the server to do? What OS are the other computers running? and any other information that might pertain to this. the other two computers will be running win2k or winxp... i would like the server to act as a gateway for the other two computers as well as to be able to be accessed by the other two computers for filesharing purposes IE; if i download something on one of the second computers and dont want to store it on it's hard drive, so i would store it on the server's drive. Well, to share files between the Linux computer and the windows computer, you would have to use samba. To use your computer as a gateway/firewall you would have to use iptables. Although, I would really have to advice not to use samba on your firewall, it just does not seem like a great idea.