LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2002, 08:55 PM   #1
Richard Powell
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canada
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
starting from scratch


hi all..i am starting from scratch on the linux thing..onething i have been told is that over here i may be able to set a box up to act as a frirewall and have 4 or 5 other puters benind it on a local network..the box i have is a 486dx66 with a 450 meg hd...i didnt think it would possible to do anything with something so small but was told to come here and ask, so here i am...i know absolutely nothing about linux but can learn...if anyone can tell me if i am barking up the wrong tree with this box then i can look for something else before i start

thanks for the time people, i appreciate it
 
Old 05-13-2002, 10:33 PM   #2
crabboy
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,823

Rep: Reputation: 120Reputation: 120
I use a p60 with 32M ram and 800M HD running slackware for a firewall and it works good. The machine is always idle, so I don't see why a 486 couldn't do the job. The 400M of disk space may be a tight fit. I have a minimal slack install and I have about 450 megs used. Remember that you wil need space for the logs. I'm sure you can get a smaller linux to fit on the drive. You can look into the firewall distros.
 
Old 05-14-2002, 01:29 AM   #3
dorward
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 760

Rep: Reputation: 31
Yes, a 486 is fine for a firewall. Check out: http://ipcop.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin.../IPCop/WebHome
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
starting from scratch ropeboardCEO Linux - Security 4 04-19-2005 08:09 PM
Qmail - Starting From Scratch dadepfan Linux - Newbie 26 07-27-2004 12:16 AM
Starting from Scratch Switch17 Linux - Newbie 3 11-04-2003 05:18 PM
ali aladdin v agp stinks :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: Mr Marmmalade Linux - Hardware 1 07-08-2003 05:11 AM
Starting from scratch danwhite1 Linux - Software 2 08-26-2001 10:44 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration