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Old 06-25-2001, 03:08 AM   #1
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ADSL firewall/gateway/samba server

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for distros to setup a firewall/samba server for a home network.

The server will be connected to the internet via ADSL and the home network via a network card.

I need it to be as secure as it can be without having to go to Uni and do 4 years of study. I was looking at Mandrake Single Network Firewall as a possible solution.
Old 06-25-2001, 03:36 AM   #2
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There has been a recent post on Mandrake Single Network Firewall - have a search for that. I think you'll find that the distro you end up using won't make a massive difference to your security so long as you set it up right yourself... Search the forum for posts by Razbot - he answers a lot of the network security related questions so you'll probably find some good answers on the threads.


Old 06-26-2001, 06:42 PM   #3
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Pretty much ANY distro is good for this now. If they support your type of DSL(there aren't that many that don't support them all) and your particular network card/DSL modem(this is the tricky part) your going to be fine. There's enough howto's out there to allow you to figure your way through custom setups of firewall/samba. My personal distro of choice is slackware, but for the ease of use I wouldn't suggest it. Redhat or Mandrake are MUCH more user friendly and don't really require you to learn in depth Linux administration.



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