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Old 02-26-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
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Want to create a firewall using Mandrake 9

I have an old Pentium I 133Mhz box, and after a few discussions in my network security class I decided I want to run it as a firewall in my home network. I have Mandrake 9.0 running on it right now with some workstation packages installed. I'm about to reinstall Mandrake with the Firewall/Router Package and probably the KDE GUI. I'm fairly new to linux so after this point I'm not sure what I need to do. Right now I'm Running two systems(Win2kpro and WinXP) behind my linksys router. What configurations do I need to do and whats the best way to go about this? Any good advise and such would be appreciated.
Old 02-26-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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KDE will never run on a Pentium 1... but why do you need GUI anyways?
Btw, I think you should consider using another lesser weight distro, Mandrake is kinda huge and it is hard to have only package you need. Debian would be the best to seize on a very small system I believe. Just install basic tools, networking, new kernel and iptables, so you will have all you need to build your own firewall/router.

(btw, about linksys... they use linux on some of their routers as I heard, that's funny. They took open source software/OS and never give anything back or release any drivers/specification... they are damn ***** that crooked open source. I'll never buy anything from Linksys again)


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