[clug] Using a laptop as a firewall

Chris Smart chris at kororaa.org
Fri Feb 22 03:27:12 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:55:11PM +1100, Nathan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Has anyone had any experience with this? Are there any downsides I'm not
> seeing, and does anyone have suggestions on old laptop brands I should
> look into that will work well with linux?

Have you thought about a Linux based router, like a D-Link or Netgear,
that you can re-flash with a more flexible firmware? This might let you
do what you want without having to maintain an old laptop (that
will surely die at some point) and will surely draw less power.


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