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Old 11-05-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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Building an firewall/router over Mandriva 2007

Hello everyone

I'm new linux user. My problem is
How I setup mandriva 2007 as router and firewall ?
where I can find information about how to do it?

Thanks in advance
Old 11-06-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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You can do that but it's not really setup for use as a firewall/router. There are distros out there specifically setup for use as a firewall router, eg Smoothwall:

There are many others. With a firewall you want the minimal amount of things installed and running to accomplish the task. The firewall distros are designed for that purpose; mandriva is not. Actually, these days most people don't bother with trying to convert an old PC into a firewall router. The routers for sale for home use are cheap enough that it's not worth the hassle anymore. Most of them run a stripped down linux under the hood by the way.
Old 11-07-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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thanks kilgoretrout

I just begin check smoothwall
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There are more choices. A) Gibralter Linux>Firewall> B) IPCOP C) D) These are all great Linux Distro's!


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