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Old 08-27-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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Using Mandrake Linux as a Firewall for Windows?


Hello -

This si just a thought in the future. What if I were to ran Linux as a firewall for my Windows box using a separate old machine using Iptables? How would I set this up from an old machine?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:35 AM   #2
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One way is to use something like smoothwall, or just some regular (lightweight) linux distribution.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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Re: Using Mandrake Linux as a Firewall for Windows?

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Hello -

This si just a thought in the future. What if I were to ran Linux as a firewall for my Windows box using a separate old machine using Iptables? How would I set this up from an old machine?
http://www.iptables.org/documentatio...entation-howto




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Old 08-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #4
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You can use firestarter to help you set up iptables. Mandrake uses shorewall to set up iptables. You can use either one. If you want linksys or netgear like ease of setup use smoothwall like ToniT said.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:26 AM   #5
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smootwall is the easy way. it's a 35meg download and I have it on a p166mmx here. just put a screen and cdrom on long enough to install it and do the initial setup. After that you can remove the screen and cdrom and keyboard and configure it over the network with a browser. It is VERY easy to set up and configure and it does firewall, IDS, dhcp, transparent web proxy and such... it will do dialup as well.
 
  


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