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RE: Suggestions Needed
From: "DeNoyer, Rick" <rdenoyer () Salinas gannett com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:47:21 -0800

I was in your shoes.
Install FreeBSD and configure it for NAT and IPFW.  There are How-to's out there on configuring the kernel and such.  
It's free and seems to work pretty good.  A friend of mine showed me that it's easiest to let IPFW run its natural 
course and then clear those rules and run your own with a simple script in rc.local.  I'm sure there will be more 
elaborate suggestions than this.  Good Luck.

-Rick DeNoyer

-----Original Message-----
From: Justyn [mailto:dragon () dlance com]
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 9:55 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Suggestions Needed


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!




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