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Old 08-16-2004, 04:38 AM   #1
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best free linux firewall distro?


i have an intel p233mmx with 64mb of ram and a 4gb hd and would like to install a linux firewall distro on it. I'd like to have all the goodies like vpn, nat, dhcp, dns, etc. what are some of the better ones out there?

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Old 08-16-2004, 04:54 AM   #2
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Here are a few I found at http://www.linux.org/dist

http://www.devil-linux.org/
http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw/
http://www.smoothwall.org/
http://www.ipcop.org/
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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If you are using Linux via a GUI akin to KDE you can also consider Firestarter which is available at Sourceforge.net
 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:55 AM   #4
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http://www.smoothwall.org/
http://www.ipcop.org/

both these seem to be very good and what i am looking for. Which of these 2 do most people prefer?
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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I use this one.

It's free for consumers. It's fast and has good reviews. Oh yeah they also have an update service that dls the latest patches for ya.

http://www.astaro.com/

My 2 Cents.

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Old 08-17-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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I think smoothwall is one of the most popular.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 06:16 PM   #7
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I know a lot of people who run Smoothwall, I'd give it a try.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 09:23 AM   #8
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Hi,

IPCOP is really good: you configure it thru a web interface, and now ipcop1.4 is based on LFS

Oliv'
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:34 PM   #9
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Smoothwall and IPCop are very similar.
When I have issues with a version of one, I use the other.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:00 AM   #10
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best free linux firewall

If you are running a 2.2 kernel, ipchains is included as part of the deal, and works great. If you are on a newer kernel, iptables is part of the deal and works great.

I have run smoothwall, and I like the documentation. The installation is a snap, and it works great. If you are on a dialup it will autodial for you whenever you enter a URL on a browser.

There are lots of places on the net to get information on any of the ones I mentioned. Google Rules.
 
  


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