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Old 11-15-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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Server as firewall and proxy.

Hi all,
I would like to use an old PC as firewall and, hopefully as proxy.

Is there someone who knows:
- Linux (w/out X) booting from a CD (and running also from CD)
- saving the scripts on a floppy
- using USB ram for saving data.
- use no HD (the system must be always on and so
must be very "low consumption" and therefore w/out
HD and Monitor)

Old 11-16-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
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Old 11-16-2005, 06:24 AM   #3
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Hi nx5000,
thank you for your reply.

I've appreciated very much the web references to possible solutions.
But the same things (more or less...) I can find doing some

What I hoped from a forum were your "personal" opinions and

I made up my mind: I must at start limit myself to firewall and
packet filtering leaving the proxy problem to a more powerful PC,
acting like a web server (with Apache?) on the private side
of my home net.

But for almost a noob like me who "ne fait pas plus du sky ...pour mon physique",
also a firewall can be a problem...
I want to use a 300 MHz processor with a CDROM, a floppy, a USB Ram
acting as a ram disk (256 Mb is enough?).

The configuration files for iptables or the other Linux config files
must be on a floppy and so the system on the CD must the told to
search its config files on the floppy, which, when running, can be
set read-only (if necessary).



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