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Choosing a firewall distro

Postby fawad » Fri May 02, 2003 8:03 pm

AOA,
I'm in the market for a firewall distro. Basically, non-Linux-geek admins should be able to do minor tweaks to it, but it should be possible to tweak under the hood.
Features I'm looking for (which I've already got with the existing firewall we have (debian)).
  • Hardened kernel
  • VPN capabilities: Either IPSEC or PPTP will do.
  • DHCP (with option for static IP options for machines, static routes, wins etc.)
  • Port forwarding
  • Reverse HTTP proxy


If there any distro that fits the bill or will I be better off using a standard distro?

-fawad

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Re: Choosing a firewall distro

Postby ssaigol » Thu May 08, 2003 12:24 am

Check out Freesco. Its a single floppy dhcp, internet dialup, cable modem firewall etc. Yes, I said one floppy.

go to http://www.freesco.org

fawad wrote:AOA,
I'm in the market for a firewall distro. Basically, non-Linux-geek admins should be able to do minor tweaks to it, but it should be possible to tweak under the hood.
Features I'm looking for (which I've already got with the existing firewall we have (debian)).
  • Hardened kernel
  • VPN capabilities: Either IPSEC or PPTP will do.
  • DHCP (with option for static IP options for machines, static routes, wins etc.)
  • Port forwarding
  • Reverse HTTP proxy

If there any distro that fits the bill or will I be better off using a standard distro?

-fawad

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Re: Choosing a firewall distro

Postby if » Thu May 08, 2003 10:18 am

fawad wrote:
  • Hardened kernel
  • VPN capabilities: Either IPSEC or PPTP will do.
  • DHCP (with option for static IP options for machines, static routes, wins etc.)
  • Port forwarding
  • Reverse HTTP proxy

If there any distro that fits the bill or will I be better off using a standard distro?

-fawad


I tried different firewalls... but i feel as far as opensource is concerned IPcop is best... but when u come with not opensource but commercial one in Linux but free... the best choice is Mandrake MNF, i used it and it has all the capbilities u mentioned and many more capabilities are there in MNF...

If u find any other multi network firewall which is better than those which i specify above kindly also send me the list... an advance thx is forwarded for consideration...
if u find anything which shows my lack of knowledge,
please guide me... thx
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Postby fawad » Thu May 08, 2003 10:58 pm

I'll try IPCOP and MNF.


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