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Re: Suggestions Needed
From: Chris Travers <chris () travelamericas com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:24:32 -0800
I installed RedHat 7.3 in a minimal install, went through, disabled
unused services, wrote my custom firewall script then went about
automating everything. I also updated the kernel, and a few services
(such as SSH). From your post, I doubt this is what you are looking
for. While it will teach you a lot about Linux and firewalls it is
probably not the place to start.
There are a few projects that may give you more of what you are looking
LEAF -- Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall (http://leaf.sourceforge.net)
Sungazer Packet Filter (http://sg-packetfilter.sourceforge.net)
And of course I have to suggest you look into my project too ;-)
FWReport (no web page yet, but see project page and download from
chris () travelamericas com
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.