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RE: Suggestions Needed
From: "Mike Powell" <mpowell () barry ac uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 19:52:59 -0000
I use Smoothwall (www.smoothwall.org), a version of which is free for
non-profit use and can be up and running from start of installation to
running and configured in about 6 minutes(!). I recommend version GPL 1.0
which is currently stable and includes VPN, port forwarding, web
proxy/cache, intrusion detection, DHCP, DMZ, works with ethernet or cable
modems and is configurable through a web interface. Brilliant! And no, I
don't work for the company ;-)
It's based on Linux kernel 2.2 (unstable version 2.0 is based on kernel 2.4)
and VPN uses freeswan which is interoperable with many serious firewalls.
Can't recommend it enough . . .
From: Justyn [mailto:dragon () dlance com]
Sent: 25 February 2003 05:55
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.