Best firewall gateway version of Linux ?

Matthew Hawkins matthew at
Wed Feb 13 11:03:02 EST 2002

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> I've been working on a Debian-based box with webmin and a couple of 
> scripts that I've pared down from the SmoothWall installation (the ones 
> responsible for doing the dial-up/disconnect from a web page).

Reading the doco on Gibraltar, I think an excellent thing to do would be
to add a web based interface to it.  It'd be real funny to build a
better one than they ship with the commercial version ;-)

Another neat thing to do would be to make it bootable from floppy, so
systems without bootable cd-rom support could run Gibraltar.  Perhaps
the quickest way would be to use one of those MS-DOS utilities for
booting from cd-rom, and drop FreeDOS on a floppy and use that.  That
would hopefully still leave enough room on the floppy for the config
files that need to be there, and hence no disk swapping would be


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