[clug] Linux firewall

Ian Matters ian at iristech.com.au
Wed May 26 06:23:42 GMT 2004

Where's a good place to buy WRT54G's?

Ian Matters
On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 16:00, Michael Still wrote:
> Duncan Bolt wrote:
> [snip]
> > I want one that will log in to transact, share the internet NAT, and 
> > also share the video stream for TV.
> > I thought about setting up a smoothwall linux box, but my main worry 
> > about this space and noise. I am sure that this could be configured to 
> > do everything.
> > 
> > How easy is it to do this ?
> I use a Pentium 133 for all of that (except the video stuff, but I do 
> equivalent routing stuff) and more. It's not too hard, especially if you 
> start off with a basic implementation and build up on the functionality 
> over time.
> > Can it be done without a hardisk ?
> > eg to boot off a CD or floppy and do everything else with a RAM Disk.
> Yes, but you're going to need some way to store configuration if you 
> don't have a hard disk. Perhaps a compact flash card, or NFS would help 
> you here.
> > Would I be better off buying a cheap Ethernet firewall box instead ?
> I'd be very tempted by a WRT54G wireless access point from Cisco. It's a 
> linux box, so you can configure it, it's silent, it's small, it's blue, 
> it gives you wireless coverage while you're at it, and it's only about 
> $170, less if you shop lift it.
> Cheers,
> Mikal

More information about the linux mailing list