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Old 05-15-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Help to set up Linux Box As a network gateway


Hello All,

I want to set up Linux Box as a network gateway on my drilling RIg just after the Satellite Modem.Our ISP has assigned a fixed IP address for us.I would like the box to do the following,

1.act as a transparent proxy - without users having to configure access through proxy

2.Virus-scan all web traffic

3.QoS- Allow real time traffic like VOIP to have precedence and not go through virus scan.Introduce no latency in traffic

4.Squid proxy does not allow POP and SMTP.I would like users to be able to use POP/SMTP

5.Content blocking - like ads and adult stuff blocked

6.Measure real bandwidth usage

I am not a trained IT professional.But an Electrician doubling up.(I like IT though)

Partly,I want to do it to learn.Partly,I want to do it as a proof of Linux capability in my all MS Windows company.I have scattered knowledge of the stuff mentioned.If somebody lists the steps I need to take,I can implement them figuring out details after studying.I want to use Opensuse,for I know it better than other distros and availability of Yast.But I am open to suggestions.

Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by pbhat View Post
Hello All,

I want to set up Linux Box as a network gateway on my drilling RIg just after the Satellite Modem.Our ISP has assigned a fixed IP address for us.I would like the box to do the following,

1.act as a transparent proxy - without users having to configure access through proxy

2.Virus-scan all web traffic

3.QoS- Allow real time traffic like VOIP to have precedence and not go through virus scan.Introduce no latency in traffic

4.Squid proxy does not allow POP and SMTP.I would like users to be able to use POP/SMTP

5.Content blocking - like ads and adult stuff blocked

6.Measure real bandwidth usage

I am not a trained IT professional.But an Electrician doubling up.(I like IT though)

Partly,I want to do it to learn.Partly,I want to do it as a proof of Linux capability in my all MS Windows company.I have scattered knowledge of the stuff mentioned.If somebody lists the steps I need to take,I can implement them figuring out details after studying.I want to use Opensuse,for I know it better than other distros and availability of Yast.But I am open to suggestions.

Thanks in Advance.
I highly recommend you start out by using a specialized distro such as Untangle, for example. You can always do your learning on the side, and switch to your home-brewed solution once you feel more comfortable with it than with a specialized distro.

Last edited by win32sux; 05-16-2009 at 12:44 AM.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 02:59 AM   #3
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you also might want to check out ipcop. it can do pretty much all you asked for by default and has a lot of nice addons to expand on things like content blocking and qos.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 02:41 AM   #4
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Thank you.

Thank you,win32sux,zidane_tribal.

I will check up on both and let you know,here.I suppose you have expereince with your recommendations.If I fail to understand anything in the relevant documentation,I will post here.
 
  


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