thank you for your reply.
I've appreciated very much the web references to possible solutions.
But the same things (more or less...) I can find doing some
What I hoped from a forum were your "personal" opinions and
I made up my mind: I must at start limit myself to firewall and
packet filtering leaving the proxy problem to a more powerful PC,
acting like a web server (with Apache?) on the private side
of my home net.
But for almost a noob like me who "ne fait pas plus du sky ...pour mon physique",
also a firewall can be a problem...
I want to use a 300 MHz processor with a CDROM, a floppy, a USB Ram
acting as a ram disk (256 Mb is enough?).
The configuration files for iptables or the other Linux config files
must be on a floppy and so the system on the CD must the told to
search its config files on the floppy, which, when running, can be
set read-only (if necessary).