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Old 05-12-2006, 01:32 AM   #1
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anyone know linux like ipcop, but more flexible?


I'd like name for linux distribution like Ipcop than:


- to be free!!!
- permit chose interface for DHCP;
- control of band based in IP;
- suport VNP, WebServer, Antivirus and others


my objective is have one linux for control one ISP.


anyone indicate one distribution (like ipcop) for this?


thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-12-2006, 02:46 AM   #2
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Did you look in distrowatch?
smoothwall maybe, do not know if this meets all your criteria.

Anyhow most distro would be able to do all that if you get the right rpms
 
Old 05-12-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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Anyhow most distro would be able to do all that if you get the right rpms
Quite right except a lot of distros like that don't have RPMs available for extra software like that and installing RPMs from other distros == mess.

I was looking around for something similar not long ago but ended up killing the idea and using a base Arch install, rebuilt a smaller kernel with all the networking stuff I'd need and setting up my iptables rules manually on that. It meant I had to learn how to do everything as opposed to using the nice web-based GUI that IPCop and cohorts have but that has it's advantages I think
 
Old 05-12-2006, 11:50 PM   #4
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cs-cam has the right answer.
IPCop and Smoothwall are dedicated firewalls. Part of their security is that they are not running anything they don't need to be a firewall. You are saying you want to use a dedicated firewall product but not use it as a dedicated firewall.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 11:49 AM   #5
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a lot of distros like that don't have RPMs available for extra software
Is that so?
I meant rpm based distros have plenty of packages available via mirrors, do they not?
So they can be taylored by removing whatever, and adding the little missing

Anyway just posting that other distro name
engarde
which I could not remember the name of

Agreed specialised firewall-like distros are not rpm based,
and yes there is no reason to add to them if they are meant for bastion hosts
 
  


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