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Old 12-08-2002, 10:11 PM   #1
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386 Firewall

I'm looking around for a linux distro for an old 386. I know there is many of them.

The computer would be used for firewall and DHCP server. Possibly samba.

The disk is 250mb and is has a "big" 8 Mb or RAM. That is its maximum according to the manual and the jumpers.

I read a few posts conserning this but i'm getting a little lost here. The thing is I would like something that is not too complexe to install and run as I only have basic linux knowledge.

Thank tou for any suggestions.
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Linux-Router would be a great starting point ...
there are solutions fitting on 1 floppy, don't know about
DHCP or samba, though ... how many boxes do you want
to connect?

For 2 or 3 boxes behind the firewall I wouldn't bother
using DHCP ...

Oh, and of course, there's zipslack ;) ... 386, 4MB and
100MB will do :}


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Old 12-09-2002, 12:12 AM   #3
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Smoothwall might be worth considering. It has a very simple console configuration tool.


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