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Old 07-16-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question Setting up a network firewall ?

This my first post and I hope I do it right.

How do I configure a spare pc as a firewall for my home and what distro would I use?
Old 07-16-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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What type of research have you done already?

Those two questions are 2 miles wide (apiece).

I'd start with a gateway distro such as IPCOP (Smoothwall or Clarkconnect will work too), just to get my feet wet. Feel free to google those distros and read up on their system requirements.
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