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sal_paradise42 07-29-2006 10:52 PM

Best Distro for iptables
Can anyone suggest the best distro to run IPtables on? My Mandrake box that I had iptables running for the past 3 years crashed and looking to reinstall.
It seems that the new Mandrake is really bloated and looking for something new. I am looking for something that will have iptables and ssh server /client and will run on a PIII with 256MB RAM.


billymayday 07-29-2006 11:29 PM

How about CentOS? Not as bloated as FC

jschiwal 07-29-2006 11:34 PM

The bloat may be due to the window manager that you use rather than the distro. You could run a lighter weight windows manager using your current distro. Although Mandrake 9.1 is pretty old, so looking around might not be a bad idea either.

sal_paradise42 07-29-2006 11:35 PM

looks cool. My fav. is FreeBSD, but love Iptables which will not run on the BSD kernel. Is CentOS based on RPMs?

billymayday 07-29-2006 11:36 PM

CentOS is basically RHEL without the redhat logos etc., so yes, CentOS 4.3 uses RHEL4 RPMs

sal_paradise42 07-30-2006 03:03 AM

I have CentOS doing my routing and firewalling as we speak. Turned off all the BS services,running my saved Iptables script and everything looks good.

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