[clug] Router / firewall recommendations?

Mark Purcell mark at purcell.aaa.net.au
Thu Dec 4 08:34:30 GMT 2003

Have a look at telementry box.

Set it up for my folks and it has run rock solid since..


On Thursday 04 December 2003 18:47, Brad Hards wrote:
> 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
> port forwarding
> and supports multiple interior networks (DMZ, wireless, secure)
> I'd definately like something with a semi-graphical (HTML, X, even curses)
> configuration interface.
> IPSEC would be nice.
> Any suggestions?
> Brad

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