Best firewall gateway version of Linux ?
michael at james.st
Tue Feb 12 12:42:21 EST 2002
>I think the closest thing I've heard of in the wild (for free) is the IPCop
>project. It's a spin-off of Smoothwall but it uses ext3 so it should shrug
>off slight power cuts... FWIW Smoothwall is preparing a new GPL release
>'real soon now' which they claim will have lots of nifty goodies. I have
>less time for the Smoothwall people since one of the founders called me a
>cunt (and a few other carefully chosen names).
>They're specialist installations (to the point where adding printer sharing
>could be annoying) but the install is quick and easy. Installing either
>should take anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes.
Thanks for that, ext3 is an improvement.
Printer (or file) sharing adds the need
for a hard disk for the var partition anyway.
And to preserve the security
var would have to be mounted -nosuid -noexec
if there is such an option as noexec.
Gibraltar seems to have useful options available to be turned on
so I might burn myself a copy and give it a spin.
Could someone with experience of Gibraltar/Smoothwall
say what the CD activity is like?
Does it let the CD spin down and sit once it has booted?
That would require a decent complement of ram, say 64 Meg or 128 Meg?
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