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Old 11-30-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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Best Linux Powered Firewall


i have a p2 that i want to use as a linux firewall. whats the best distro to use? it only has a 1 gig harddrive, a floppy and a cd rom drive. it has 98 megs of ram. what should i use?
i've been hacking at freesco but to no avail, it won't let, for some STRANGE reason, the internet go through at all. i can ping google, but no computers on my network, and it isn't assigning any of them IP's. i tried with different cards too, both ISA and PCI
 
Old 11-30-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions.

Good to have you

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For the Firewall I would use Smoothwall.

http://www.smoothwall.org/get/

Peace,
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:00 PM   #3
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whats the diff between express and gpl?
the link doesn't work that they have, so i'll have to ask you

does it have a gui?
does it require restarting for changing network settings?

have you used freesco? is it better?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:07 AM   #4
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http://www.ipcop.org/

there ya go. burn the ISO, put the CD in and boot the box from CDROM, come back a bit later, take the CD out, reboot the box, and away your firewall runs.

does not get more simple then that to configure a basic firewall. if you really know what you are doing, there is no limit to what this setup can do, if *nix can do it for NAT and firewalling, then this setup has it.

enjoy, and welcome to LQ
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:18 AM   #5
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i use smoothwall express 2.0 on my gateway system, works great and has a very nice web interface for all the configuration
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:19 AM   #6
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thanks buddy but i'm using smoothwall


ITS AMAZING!

only problem is i can't connect to the web interface. how do i control what port that goes through and enable it on the box?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:22 AM   #7
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https://ipaddressofsystem:441
 
Old 12-01-2004, 12:29 AM   #8
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wow this is the second fastest forum i've ever seen

u guys responde pretty fast!

it says its not available, but my network config says i'm connected to that router and its my gateway, and i pinged it and got reply's.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 09:00 AM   #9
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bump, any idea why mines not goin to the proper site? it keeps saying no page to display!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:14 PM   #10
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right, i restarted the router and now i can access the main page, but the admin password doesn't seem to work. i even tried changing it on the console, but it doesn't work! no matter what i change the admin password on the console to, it won't change on the web! i tried refreshin the site, trying the insecure site and tried restarting the router but to no avail!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:13 PM   #11
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let me simplify my question. whats the default pwd for admin?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 08:16 PM   #12
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Originally posted by xaero
let me simplify my question. whats the default pwd for admin?
i've never used smoothwall, but i just took a look at this quickstart on their site and it says you get to set your passwords during the install...
 
Old 12-03-2004, 12:29 AM   #13
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yeah i figured that all through their handy irc chatroom.
 
  


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