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RE: suggestions on a good firewall
From: "Christopher Harrington" <charrington () syseng com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 12:26:29 -0400

I guess like most everything else it comes down to what you want to do
with the firewall. They each have their place based on cost vs.
functionality with a little ease of use thrown in. If I was a Microsoft
shop with no Linux / BSD expertise I would not install a FW based on those
technologies. I would probably go hardware based with a nice easy GUI
interface. That way I would not have to worry about the learning curve as
much.

My personal choice would be a Cisco PIX 501. They are about $375 street
price and have built in VPN capabilities.

--Chris


-----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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