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Old 07-08-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
o0shadow0o
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Question Advice Plz. Looking for a full featured router dist.


I'm looking for some advice here regarding the best router distro to use.

I've been looking around for a few days and found a couple things but I'm not sure they will do all I'm looking for.

Here's what I need it to do (and most do):
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- Firewall (most ports will be blocked)
- NAT
- DHCP

This is what I'd also like it to do:
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- allow variable lease durations(to be retrieved from a DB)
- ability to keep track or connection time(ping clients to ensure they are still connected if not send total connection time back to the DB)
- Bandwidth usage(not really important but would be nice)


I'm sure I'll most likely have to write the DB interaction parts my self but it would be nice if there was something out there that already kept track of connection times.

Thanks for any suggestions
 
Old 07-08-2003, 01:49 PM   #2
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Take a look at:
SmoothWall
IPCop

For bandwidth you will need somehting like DansGuardian
 
Old 07-08-2003, 01:57 PM   #3
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Awesome thanks David.
I took a quick look at SmoothWall but never heard of IPCop. I'll take a look now.

Any more out there?

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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I use smoothwall myself. I see a lot of people reccomend IPCop but I haven't tried it. Their site is pretty convincing though. There is a list of Firewalls/Routers here:
http://www.distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=firewalls
 
Old 07-08-2003, 02:05 PM   #5
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This is great. Lots of reading to do now

Thanks once again David
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:16 PM   #6
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theres a distro called the linux router project... dont know if its still around but you might check it out
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply ranger.

LRP has been dead for a little while now. It's a great floppy distro but doesn't do everythig I need it to.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 04:50 PM   #8
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ahh ok sorry...mandrake seems to be good and easy to setup as a router
 
  


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