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studpenguin 11-17-2004 06:03 PM

The best newbie friendly bootable CD router firewall software
 
The best newbie friendly bootable CD router firewall softwar






http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

Lists these:


Top 5 Firewalls
1. Devil-Linux
2. Astaro Security Linux
3. ClarkConnect Broadband Gateway
4. SmoothWall Express
5. IPCop


but somehow I bet there are better.

I know this is going to sound like a dumbass newbie question to a lot of you, but for the love of God, if these are top firewall distrobutions, why doesn't Devil-Linux

http://www.devil-linux.us/pub/devel/sources/1.3/ just a have an *.iso file for the whole package so people can burn it on to a CD and run it on another old box with bunch of network cards to make a router?


If someone here who tinkers around with old machines, such as people who work in places like here .

http://www.freegeek.org . . and other recycling centers

who habitually tests these distributions out, especially if they have the versatility of a Knoppix Autodetect engine. . . I would love to hear from you.


secesh 11-17-2004 06:13 PM

linuxquestions.org/rules.php should include 'no yelling in thread titles'

studpenguin 11-17-2004 09:01 PM

The title is in mostly lower case letters now. Sorry about that.

Thank you, whoever designed this forum software, that we can edit the titles

studpenguin 11-17-2004 09:15 PM

at least I thought we could

TreeHugger 11-18-2004 04:46 AM

Re: The best newbie friendly bootable CD router firewall software
 
Quote:

Originally posted by studpenguin
for the love of God, if these are top firewall distrobutions, why doesn't Devil-Linux http://www.devil-linux.us/pub/devel/sources/1.3/ just a have an *.iso file for the whole package so people can burn it on to a CD and run it on another old box with bunch of network cards to make a router?

... because you need to configure the whole thing before you burn it on to the cd?

studpenguin 11-18-2004 07:10 PM

to some people that would be too much work to try and figure out without specific instructions from the people they ask in here . . .

some just want the most amount of junker old machines

converted into the most efficient packet sniffing gateway routers as possible

in the least amount of time . . .

but are kind of confused where to start,

that's why they ask in here.

chort 11-19-2004 02:56 AM

IPCop was pretty good when I used it; it was certainly a lot better than Smoothwall, but that was two years ago. Recently Astaro has recieved a lot of really good press. I don't know if they still have the totally free version, but it's probably worth checking out.

studpenguin 12-10-2004 04:50 PM

Re: The best newbie friendly bootable CD router firewall software
 
Quote:

Originally posted by TreeHugger
... because you need to configure the whole thing before you burn it on to the cd?
I guess I'm one of those exceptional people who prefer to have the entire package at once so that it can be configured however one may need it later.


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