[Fwd: Re: [clug] Firewall distros - recommendations]

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Tue Apr 12 01:12:06 GMT 2005

I second the IPCop recommendation. I recently moved to IPCop
from a homebrew firewall and I can always shell into it and
frob iptables manually if I really want to, however I was
able to set up my DMZ (including port forwarding) through the
web interface.

>From what I have read, you may get less hassle from a Pentium/PCI
based machine, I got a small sub-pizza box (i.e. low power consumption)
P166 and it works great.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Matters [mailto:ian at iristech.com.au] 
Sent: Tuesday, 12 April 2005 7:52 AM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Fwd: Re: [clug] Firewall distros - recommendations]

I've used IPCop on several systems for a while now and found it quite useful and stable.  It's derived from an earlier version of Smoothwall and has a similar feel and feature set.

Regards, Ian
Mr Ian Matters

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> Morning all,
> I'm about to upgrade from dialup to ADSL (yay finally), and I figure 
> it would  be a good time to take another look at the distro on my 
> firewall, seeing I  have reconfigure it any way.
> Not wanting to start a distro flamewar, I'm looking for 
> recommendations based  on recent experiences - currently I'm running 
> Smoothwall v1.0 on a 486 with  64mb of RAM (I must admit that I'm not 
> even sure if they are supporting 1.0  anymore - I haven't received a fix in 10 months).
> So if anyone has any ideas, I'd like to hear them.
> Rob
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