[clug] Router / firewall recommendations?

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Thu Dec 4 11:34:01 GMT 2003

Have a look at gibraltar.  It's a firewall based on debian that runs on a CD and floppy/USB flash.  Has all the VPN stuff built in.

I mirror it at debian.anu.edu.au

At 6:47 PM +1100 2003/12/04, Brad Hards wrote:
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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
>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?
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