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

Frank Turcic frank_turcic at msn.com
Thu Apr 14 06:08:29 GMT 2005

I 4th IpCop; easy to setup and customize with a huge community out there to
assist with your issues/questions.  I am running IPCop on a PII 233 with
64MB ram, hasn't missed a beat ever since I installed it (6 months ago).

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[mailto:linux-bounces+frank_turcic=msn.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Simon Haddon
Sent: Wednesday, 13 April 2005 3:37 PM
To: Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Cc: linux at lists.samba.org; ian at iristech.com.au
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [clug] Firewall distros - recommendations]

I 3rd IPCop.  Been using it for a year or more.  Very good.  Always has 
development and a good support network.

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:

>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
>Phone  : (02) 6258 3079 [+61 2 6258 3079] Mobile : 0410 009 046 [+61 410
009 046] Email  : ian at iristech.com.au
>Web    : http://www.iristech.com.au
>>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.
>>"Human errors can only be avoided if one can avoid the use of humans"
>>   -- Parnas and Clements "A Rational Design Process: How and Why to
>>   Fake it"
>>linux mailing list
>>linux at lists.samba.org
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