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escalicas 07-24-2011 12:50 AM

Top 5 linux firewalls 2011
I'm looking for the best linux firewalls in general, i've been using ISA of microsoft but it cost you a lot, googling on it and it show up , IPcop, smoothwall, IPtable, unstrangle, shorewall, ClearOS, Monowall, etc., but it seems that old forum. Anybody can give me, a hints or link..



AlucardZero 07-24-2011 12:56 AM


everything else is based upon iptables

personally, I use shorewall

divyashree 07-24-2011 12:58 AM

iptables is the best ..

search in google

escalicas 07-24-2011 01:53 AM

Thanks GUys, for quick reply.. This forum is one of the D’ best. I will try IPtable next week.

sycamorex 07-24-2011 02:01 AM


Originally Posted by escalicas (Post 4423663)
Thanks GUys, for quick reply.. This forum is one of the Dí best. I will try IPtable next week.

here's a quite complete iptables tutorial


4play 07-24-2011 06:24 AM

Its not actually Linux its freebsd but pfsense is a great firewall. I have been using a cluster of these in production for a few years now and never had a problem.

bartgrefte 08-05-2011 11:19 AM

pfSense is indeed a great firewall, I've been using it for a little under a year now.
However, because pfSense is based on FreeBSD there is no support for 802.11n and since I would like to use an Atheros based wifi-card in master mode with 802.11n I am looking for a Linux based alternative.

Google already showed lots of alternatives, but I haven't been able to find anything that is (more or less) identical to pfSense. With identical I'm referring to the features (using add-on packages for example) and the way it can be configured. pfSense's webinterface is really easy to use, things are easy to find and that's how I like it.

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