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Re: Need Help Building Linux Based Firewall
From: Jason Dixon <jasondixon () myrealbox com>
Date: 27 Nov 2002 19:43:13 -0500

Please invest in O'Reilly's Building Internet Firewalls book (or a
suitable alternative).  The questions you've asked cannot possibly be
answered in a short response (or even a long one).


On Tue, 2002-11-26 at 21:24, Khuzairi Yahaya wrote:
Dear Tech Gurus,

I was given the responsibility to setup a Linux Based Firewall.  I am
looking at either Redhat, Mandrake and Suse
on intel platform and Sparc based.

I need your opinion on the following:
1.  Which OS is considered the best suited for a firewall?
2.  What are the application/software required to be installed?
3.  What security conserns/issues I need to address?
4.  Should I use multiple processors?
5.  Any website for reference?

Any help is very much appreciated here.

Many thanks.


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