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Old 08-01-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Linux Router / Firewall


Does anybody know of a good quality, rack-mountable, bare bones, hardware router/firewall that I could install Linux on. Prefereably one designed to have linux installed on it, something that does not come pre-loaded with other manufacturer routing/firewall software, preferably.

I've seen articles with regards to the Linksys WRT routers being re-flashed with linux, but could not find anything with regards to a rack-mountable router/firewall being reflashed with linux.

I currently run a Watchguard X700 in my office, but I do not like the GUI based administration, I do not have the control I would like have.

I know I could use an old PC, and install linux with a bunch of NIC cards, but that's not the route I would like to take.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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What is a rackmount router / firewall appliance without an operating system on it? it's a server with extra network ports.

Plenty of generic rackmount boxes to do this, e.g.

People flash linksys routers becuase they are cheap small and fun. No one spends good money on a mid to high end firewall and then nukes it. you seem to want to do things properly, so do just that, don't look to bastardize expensive hardware!

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