Originally posted by MrJoshua
I am as well using FC1 production. I know that the University I goto also uses FC1 on all of there servers, and they have many. FC1 is very stable, and in my opinion the best Redhat OS since 7.3
FC2 sucks it is not ready for production.
I would also like to add that if you need a highly optimized server check out the new gentoo.
Fedora Core 1 (FC 1) is missing a few things; not everything is cohesive and well integrated, but for the most part, the system works fine. If you make sure to obtain all security updates, FC 1 is just fine. I'm not sure I'd bet my business on it. I'd be more inclined to choose something like a Debian system or a Slackware system as my overall server. FC 1 on the desktop makes a fine choice.
If I was simply putting together a firewall (nothing else), I'd take a close look at one of the Live CD or floppy based specialty distros that specialize in firewall and/or server management. If, however, I wanted a system for general purpose use and I wanted it to include a firewall, then I'd consider FC 1 with a carefully configured set of IP ports enabled through iptables.