[rescue] RFA: firewall
me at dansikorski.com
Sun Jan 9 13:06:35 CST 2005
Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>Since no one else has said anything, I'll go be the strange one and
>suggest using a Linux distro (preferably Debian). For a three years, I
>ran Slackware/SPARC on my firewall, using it purely as a NAT box,
>forwarding a few ports (ssh, http) to machines inside the firewall.
>I've never actually used OpenBSD, but from what I hear, pf is "nice" to
>configure, but I've had no problems doing what I've wanted to with
>iptables on Linux. Of course, I haven't tried doing anything terribly
>complex with the firewalling either, so YMMV.
If you want something quick and dirty, and something that even a MCSE
could install, try smoothwall. (http://www.smoothwall.org/) It's very
quick and easy to setup (we're talking 15 minutes here), and has a lot
of useful features right out of the gate. By default, it's fully web
administration, with an interface just as easy as a linksys "router".
I'm actually using it at home right now because i've still been too lazy
to get solaris 9 and sunscreen running on my ultra1.
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