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Re: Suggestions Needed
From: "SFDC Admin" <postmaster () security-forums com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 19:35:26 -0000

Justyn <dragon () dlance com> randomly produced:

:: I'm a home user rather new to firewalls. I have a spare pc I want to
:: use as a firewall machine for our local lan of 2 workstations
:: w/cable modem. I'm wanting a linux/unix flavor os for the firewall
:: system. Would I be better off using a stripped down os that is
:: tailored for firewall machines or something like redhat/freebsd?
:: Would would anyone suggestion as a starting place to learn.
:: Thanks!

I would suggest using of the distributions tailored to suite, they come well
stocked with squid, firewall IDS sometimes and more.

With a nice web admin.

I'd recommend IPCop or Clarkconnect from personal experience.

There is a good selection here:


You can learn the fundementals with one of these then perhaps later on build
your own machine more suited to your needs using perhaps Debian or



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