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Re: Need Help Building Linux Based Firewall
From: j m <security () wirerats org>
Date: 27 Nov 2002 20:23:28 -0000

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From my experience and knowledge that I have gathered throughout the net I 
believe that OpenBSD is prolly the best OS to use as a firewall.  If you 
are looking at Redhat linux I would go with a Server install without X and 
use Bastille to harden your box (http://www.bastille-linux.org).  If I was 
you I would scour through the last few days of posts and look at some of 
the interesting posts regarding *nix firewall setup.  There have been some 
real good posts that should be able to answer more of your in-depth 


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Subject: Need Help Building Linux Based Firewall
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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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