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RE: Comparing Open Source Firewalls
From: "Beauford, Jason" <Jason.Beauford () unitedpetgroup com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:31:30 -0400

I've used Smoothwall and it's always been a good solution.  Of course it
depends what you need to accomplish.

Another group of Open Source firewalls that I like are BSD based:

PF-Sense:       http://www.pfsense.com/
M0n0wall:       http://m0n0.ch/wall/

Nice solutions for specific needs.


-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of theog
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 8:17 AM
To: 'Habs Fan'; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Comparing Open Source Firewalls

I think you should add some more information which will help the good
of the SF mailing lists in their answers, such as  where do you intend
install it (business\home) what is your expected traffic? Will you be
hosting any services? Do you have any hardware limitations? Etc....

These are very important questions which must be answered prior to
such an important security component.


Liran Cohen
RCT Internet solutions.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
Behalf Of Habs Fan
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 5:44 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Comparing Open Source Firewalls

Hello List.

I would like to read your opinions on 3 open source firewalls. I know
they are all from the same source base, but over the years the code
has been altered in all 3 of these firewalls.

1. Smoothwall
2. IPCop
3. Endian Firewall

If you could explain any experience and or comments in regards to
these firewalls. I would like to install one of them for a SOHO
environment. Are these firewalls secure and robust enough for todays
Internet threats?

Thanks for your help.

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