Best firewall gateway version of Linux ?
Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Fri Jan 18 13:33:27 EST 2002
Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On Friday, January 18, 2002, at 10:11 , Bob Edwards wrote:
> > We have been using gibraltar here at Dept. of Computer Science ...
> > What it needs is a better interface for configuration (like
> > Smoothwalls).
> Would 'webmin' be of any use to you? Check out the results of
> "apt-cache search webmin" - there's an administration plug-in for just
> about every feature of a "typical" firewall that the "average" "home"
> user might need :)
Well it wouldn't be of much use to me - I'm a command line junkie :-)
But for someone wanting to set up a firewall at home, the missing
feature in Gibraltar is a GUI of some sort.
Like Smoothwall, I believe that there is also a commercial version of
Gibraltar, and that one might include a GUI (Web-based).
The main pros of Gibraltar, for us, are:
- kernel 2.4.x
- CD only (no hard drive required)
- Debian based (or, at least, mainstream distro based) for easier
package management etc. (unlike Smoothwall)
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