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Old 11-21-2002, 05:01 PM   #1
R4bIdP3nGuiN
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Firewall/Router...


I am looking for a good firewall/router that will perform SPI, NAT and will forward the same port to multiple IP's. Any suggestions?
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:12 PM   #2
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well all firewalls under linux are just a thin front end for iptables and netfilter. either create your own properly usign the iptables howto and similar documentations, or use a thin front end such as firestarter. there is no one off package. the best way os to write it yourself, or at least get most of the work done by a front end and then heavily adapt it to suit your needs. personally i use firestarter.

and if i may say so, that's a very silly username imho.. we're not l33t here... mixed cases and numbers won't do you any favours.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:20 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ, whatever-your-name-is.

If you're looking for an easy solution, you could try SmoothWall. We actually use IPCop on my lan, but I didn't have a choice in the matter They are all just frontends, but some are nicer frontends than others
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:35 PM   #4
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and if i may say so, that's a very silly username imho.. we're not l33t here... mixed cases and numbers won't do you any favours.
Has nothing to do with being l33t. I forgot my password for my account. I have tried the forgot password page but after I get the second email with new password and I go to change it it says wrong password. I would have used RabidPenguin for my login but some !#@$ stole it from me.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:38 PM   #5
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and what was wrong with rabid_penguin?
 
Old 11-21-2002, 05:39 PM   #6
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Finally worked after about the 5th try. Thank you Thymox. Will give it a look.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 08:48 PM   #7
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Firewall Router

HI..
I own the Linksys Firewall Router BEFSX41 which is both the things you are looking for, and it is specifically a firewall router (don't buy the BEFSR41). I am extremely happy with it, while running both Windows and Mandrake. My expreriences have been good. The price is good too. I bought it online from a very reputable online store...(you know the one--not the auction) with a 30 day money back guarantee. It even does the VPN thing... Good luck!
 
Old 11-27-2002, 04:50 AM   #8
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This smoothwall is it a whole new OS or an addon or new firewall? I trying to set up RedHat 7.3 as a firewall and am having some troubles. If this smoothwall is just a replaicment firewall to IPChains or IPtables and is easier to use then I'm game. If its just a new OS want to learn to do it on RedHat. I'm going to add FTPD and HTTPD to the server once I can get it to work as a gateway/firewall.


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Old 12-01-2002, 02:36 PM   #9
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It's a whole replacement,
even to the extent the drive gets repartitioned...

It's not intended to co-exist with anything else.

Also visit http://www.quarkav.com/SmoothWallGPL/index.php for extra tweaks...
 
Old 12-22-2002, 03:27 AM   #10
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I just went ahead and got a new network card insted of using the ISA one I had. I dident have any troubles setting up my gateway/firewall on RedHat 7.3 after I installed my new NIC. So all is find now and I'm on the path to learning. Setting up mail, DNS, httpd, ftpd, and some other stuff. As soon as I get a hardware modem I'm going to set up caller ID logging, and voicemail on my server. I think that will be something fun to do and I have a good use for it, plus it will be a good learning experiance!



Later
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Old 12-27-2002, 04:57 PM   #11
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To me smooth wall is a kind of commercial distro based on gpl stuff.

I have nothing against smooth wall or other stuff like that beacuse it lets people manage their firewall quite easily.

But add ons such as vpn (ipsec) have to be paid, havn't they ??

And how do you check the licence validity, do you have any kind of backdoor as checkpoint does ?

Well I just fiddled a bit with smoothwall before doing my own firewalls.

Actually i think smoothwall or other stuff like that worth if you don't want to spent time implementing firewalls but if you want high security on your network "things are better when you do it yourself".

Bye
 
Old 12-28-2002, 05:48 PM   #12
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Smoothwall has two quite distinct businesses.
To pay the bills they created the all singing Commercial version.

The GPL version is free to use, modify, tweak etc, but has limitations around VPN clients compatability and a shortage of hardware drivers. The GPL2 version has all the latest kernel etc and some configuration bugs as they get it running...
It offers much more customisation than the earlier software.
I use it for end to end solutions and the Commercial software for serious sites that are willing to put good money into good software.
The expensive part of VPN is the certificates. But that only applies if I want roaming users to have access.
They offer their own certificates to avoid the expensive market prices.
There are ssh and http accesses to the system, like anything. You set the passwords yourself, entirely.
It's well built and very easy to install. The support for paid versions is also quick and thorough.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 01:22 PM   #13
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Linksys befsx41

Hi,
I also have a BEFSX41 router and I am very happy with it.
Very easy to configure, VPN, NAT, port forwarding, firewall, DMZ, DYNDNS, ... connections for 4 PC's, DHCP, ...

No too expensive .... ideal for very small network.
 
  


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