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slinkyredfoot 09-01-2003 05:42 PM

debian as router/firewall
 
Has anyone here ever set up debian as a router/firewall?
The machine I have here is an old 486 with 2 identical dlink 220 isa nics. Both nics use the NE module. I can load the module individually for either of the 2 nics, but cant do it for both. Does anyone here know how to do this?

Thanks

BittaBrotha 09-01-2003 11:15 PM

I guess it can be done, but I've always heard that it is best to use 2 different Nics. It probably is some conflict with irqs.

HappyTux 09-02-2003 12:49 AM

Re: debian as router/firewall
 
Quote:

Originally posted by slinkyredfoot
Has anyone here ever set up debian as a router/firewall?
The machine I have here is an old 486 with 2 identical dlink 220 isa nics. Both nics use the NE module. I can load the module individually for either of the 2 nics, but cant do it for both. Does anyone here know how to do this?

Thanks

This post in the Debian User mailing list archives has the answer you need. For the firewall/router you can use either Firestarter or Bastille-Linux which you can apt-get or use what I do for mine Arno's IPtables.

LSD 09-02-2003 12:54 AM

Do either of those have a web-based administration feature? I have a Debian box here that'll ultimately end up being a router and I've set it up without a GUI (on a 486DX4-100 a GUI would be more a hindrance than a help anyway) and without a local keyboard, mouse or monitor, all administration is done remotely through a combination of SSH and Webmin (now it's stopped acting ghey and let me access it from my Gentoo box). I've installed Shorewall because I noticed a webmin configuration module was available for it but I'm curious to know if any of those programs would be better.

HappyTux 09-02-2003 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by LSD
Do either of those have a web-based administration feature? I have a Debian box here that'll ultimately end up being a router and I've set it up without a GUI (on a 486DX4-100 a GUI would be more a hindrance than a help anyway) and without a local keyboard, mouse or monitor, all administration is done remotely through a combination of SSH and Webmin (now it's stopped acting ghey and let me access it from my Gentoo box). I've installed Shorewall because I noticed a webmin configuration module was available for it but I'm curious to know if any of those programs would be better.
Not sure here's the web sites Bastille-Linux and Firestarter. I only use ssh to get to my box it's easy to edit the config file and then restart the firewall simple and to the point there's no need for a GUI.

LSD 09-02-2003 03:26 AM

Well, firestarter's out as it requires GNOME (at least attempting to apt it under Debian results in a mass of GNOME dependencies) and I purposefully didn't install any of that (and don't want to install it either) on this system. Bastille looks like it could be interesting as that only seems to require the perl-curses package. I might have to look further into that one.

markus1982 09-02-2003 04:15 PM

I think in this case my securing debian part will come in. Use the forum to search for this thread ... it will be on my website once I've started working on it REALLY, which should be pretty soon. Be sure to check out http://www.markus-welsch.de in a couple of weeks for debian security information (securing, etc)


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