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Old 11-07-2003, 03:46 PM   #1
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Whitch os for a firewall?


I'm planning to exchange the old Netgear Router (it has to be restarted after 99h... (buggy pice of kit)).
So i have an old(er) computer and i have a spare NIC, the problem now is what os whould i use?

I have been locking at distrowatch for a good firewall linux, but distrowatch (and the distros homepage) can only tell you so mutch =) so, what do you peapole think is the "best" os to use on a firewall? Linux or even OpenBSD?

Old 11-07-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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Probably smoothwall or IPCop.
Old 11-07-2003, 04:27 PM   #3
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OpenBSD trust me heh
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Depends on what features you want and what kind of internet service you have. Fraiserwall is not bad.

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Old 11-07-2003, 09:58 PM   #5
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I would say OpenBSD or Astaro Security Linux, You can use Astaro free for home use. I've not used current version, but it was very easy to use.
Old 11-08-2003, 04:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for your help!

OpenBSD loocks interesting, is there a FAQ, or HOW-TO on pf?

I think I'm going to install OBSD on a comp I have and try it out.
Old 11-08-2003, 04:32 PM   #7
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or you could try a floppy-based distro of linux, such as coyote linux... i've never really seriously tried it, but i here it works
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