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RE: suggestions on a good firewall
From: Dan.Hemphill () warehouse com
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 11:44:43 -0400

What the people ragging on Linux firewalls don't realize is that it is
indeed a hardware firewall, as it runs on its own dedicated hardware.  If
you were to buy a Linksys, Netgear, or even something more expensive like
Cisco, those are hardware firewalls too, but they STILL run an embedded
operating system.  A software firewall is a piece of software that runs on
the host it's trying to protect, such as Zone Alarm, for example.

I look forward to hearing the reasons (read: factual evidence) that state
why a Linux firewall such as Smoothwall or Astaro are a bad idea(tm).

-Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff [mailto:jeffr76 () yahoo com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 12:36 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com; Ing Bernardo Lopez
Subject: Re: suggestions on a good firewall


ok I'll bite
Why is Linux or the others in this thread a bad idea as a firewall. I see
you would recommend a hardware firewall. does this mean like a linksys or
netgear or raptor or one of those type of LINUX based firewall systems.
I have deployed Linux,Cisco, and raptors based firewall and the difference I
have see is support and cost.
Linux being the less cost and Cisco being the most.
if it was my network and I was making the security policy I would chose
Linux or raptor Cisco is just too much money for a personal or small company
network.
just my .02
Jeff
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ing Bernardo Lopez" <bloodk () prodigy net mx>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: suggestions on a good firewall


Yea, linux as a firewall is poor than microsoft, bether use OpenBSD or buy
a
hardware firewall... dont be a poor freak guy...

On Saturday 17 May 2003 12:07, kerberus wrote:
Please get a real Firewall use OpenBSD and PF

On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 14:50, Tom Sevy wrote:
I 2nd ipcop as a suggestion...

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Moore [mailto:mike () moorecomputing net]
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:14 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: suggestions on a good firewall


Or even better www.ipcop.org . A lot better support and no abuse.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Tesch [mailto:dantel () rb-group com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 1:37 PM
To: Beaney, Derek; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: suggestions on a good firewall


Try www.smoothwall.org

Beaney, Derek wrote:
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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