[SunHELP] buy firewall router or use SB100 and ipfilter
rsh5 at cornell.edu
Wed Sep 9 04:49:32 CDT 2009
Thanks, Phil. I actually have a U5 that isn't getting used, so that
would be an option.
>Sandwich Maker wrote:
> > " From: Stefan Hames <rsh5 at cornell.edu>
>> " Thanks, Andrew. The SB100 would be the dedicated machine. I've got
>> " two Sun boxes and a couple of Macs on the network behind it. I
>> " figured I'd be lucky to get $100 for the SB100 on eBay, and that's
>> " the price of the routers (actually a bit less...)
>> in that case, your major decider is the ipfilter learning curve. if
>> that isn't a problem, go for it!
>> btw you're probably also better off replacing the stock solaris
>> ipfilter with darren reed's latest, from
> > http://coombs.anu.edu.au/~avalon/ if you aren't already aware.
>Another [very good] option would be OpenBSD and pf. That's what I use
>on my firewall, currently on a U5.
> Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
> alaric at caerllewys.net alaric at metrocast.net phil at co.ordinate.org
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