[clug] Home Firewall dedicated OS

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 22:13:05 MDT 2009

Seems a better solution to set up home VPN is to bridge the modem to a 
dedicated OS..  Is this a *viable* option in terms of investment in time 
and maintenance required for the average small home network?  And secure 
enough compared to a hardware firewall and NAT (modem)?

Seems there is SmoothWall and ClarkConnect free editions and something 
called Devil Linux..

Any experience with these things?  Not concerned with philosophical 
implications of a commercial company vs puritan GPL or whatever, just 
something that is free and works well and is relatively easy to set up.

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