Best firewall gateway version of Linux ?

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Tue Feb 12 17:30:29 EST 2002

On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:24:03PM +1100, Ian Matters wrote:
> >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?
> I run Smoothwall 0.99 on my small network.  The machine is an old '486 with 
> about 500MB of HDD and 32MB of RAM and is quite adequate for the 
> job.  Smoothwall does require a hard drive.

Wow! Powerful machine! I've got a 486SX/33 with 200MB HDD and 16MB RAM
running a very bare debian install.

I did have to put the HDD in another machine to install because 16MB would
have taken too long :).
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
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