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Re: suggestions on a good firewall
From: "Joseph" <jolt () nicholasofmyra org>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:00:00 -0400

The best OS for a firewall is one you know well.  That said, I like FreeBSD
also.  OpenBSD is suppose to be terrific for this, but it takes some
learning as well.  SuSE could be used since you are familiar with it.  For
home use, with an old PC, I would suggest http://www.netboz.net/ .  It boots
an old PC to a stripped down FreeBSD firewall and stores configuration
information on a floppy that can be write protected.

----- Original Message -----
From: "matt willson" <mwillson () sbcglobal net>
To: "'Beaney, Derek'" <Derek.Beaney () usa xerox com>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 3:14 PM
Subject: RE: suggestions on a good firewall


Hi, Setup one of the BSD cousins + ipfw is the best route you can go. I
use FreeBSD personally, but read openbsd is best at firewall usage.


-----Original Message-----
From: Beaney, Derek [mailto:Derek.Beaney () usa xerox com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 6:57 AM
To: 'security-basics () securityfocus com'
Subject: suggestions on a good firewall

im planning on making a firewall for my home system.. I am running
windowsXP
/ SuSE 8.1 dual boot  what I want to do is set up another computer to
act as
a firewall for my main system. what I want this to do is to be able to
control what enters and leaves my system  with a way to set up
permissions.
preferably I would like to have a firewall running on either a Linux or
Unix
os ... no m$ =) tia

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