[clug] Router / firewall recommendations?
bhards at bigpond.net.au
Thu Dec 4 07:47:28 GMT 2003
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I'm thinking about reconfiguring my home network. Currently most of the boxes
hang off an e-smith server on an old Pentium 133 that is the gateway to my
ADSL. I have to find something without a fan - a newish Via ITX fanless box
is looking like the goods, but the tests on it with a couple of distros
haven't had the features I wanted.
I like e-smith (Mitel's SME server) but I don't think it has long term
viability, and that worries me for security updates etc. It also doesn't
really provide a firewall / DMZ type concept very well either.
I installed Mandrake's Multinetwork firewall, which has promising IPSEC
support, but either the configuration setup sucks, or I'm doing it wrong.
Documentation is light to non-existent.
I'm downloading a coyote linux variant (wolverine 1.2 beta 5) at the moment,
but it looks like it might want a floppy to hold the configuration, and my
ITX box doesn't have one.
I'm downloading clarkconnect too. Not sure how that is going to work out.
I guess I'm looking for a firewall that does:
dynamic DNS client support
and supports multiple interior networks (DMZ, wireless, secure)
I'd definately like something with a semi-graphical (HTML, X, even curses)
IPSEC would be nice.
http://lca2004.linux.org.au - I'm registered. Are you?
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