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RE: Suggestions Needed
From: "Craig Searle" <craig.searle () sift com au>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 08:27:21 +1100

It really is a matter of personal preference- if you already have other *nix
systems, then maybe you will want to use a firewall distro.
If not then perhaps you could use RedHat (a stripped-down version) with some
hardening (bastille) and a good iptables script (MonMotha)....that way you
could also have a *nix box with which you could learn on as well....

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-----Original Message-----
From: Justyn [mailto:dragon () dlance com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 25 February 2003 04:55 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.


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