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Mirddes
03-10-2005, 06:21 PM
im tossing together a linux firewall and im wondering what distro i should i use, how should i go abuot configuring the software, and how low can i go with the hardware. for teh hardware im using 3 old ~150mhz computers with edo ram. i need to come out of this with the firewall and a stable windows machine win95/98. i think i have abuot 128-150MB of edo ram all up.
thanks in advance for all the help

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im just gonna go out and check using aida16 exactly how much edo ram i have

Chilling_Silence
03-10-2005, 06:22 PM
Smoothwall is what Ive seen most recommended around here.

M0n0wall has always looked good to me.
http://m0n0.ch/wall/

Some can go down with as low as 4MB Ram AFAIK.

Google is your friend ;)

Mirddes
03-10-2005, 07:01 PM
sweet thanks, the more ram the computer thats going in my parents room needs as much ram as it can get.

rmcb
03-10-2005, 08:54 PM
http://www.ipcop.org

Works great on anything from a 486 upwards.

Murray P
03-10-2005, 08:55 PM
Have a gander at DistroWatch Firewalls (http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=firewalls). Should keep you out of mischief for a wee while.

Chill, I see Mandriva listed on the Distrowatch page. I have never considered it a security suite any more than any other of the larger, common distro's. I imagine it'd be a bit of a lump compared to most. You got any thoughts on it?




Ok, caught up with the Mandriva Firewall (http://www.mandriva.com/business/mnf2) thing.

Recommended Hardware Configuration:

Pentium III or better
128 Mo Ram
CD-Rom Driver
10 Go free on the hard drive
At least 3 network cards compatible with Mandriva Linux


Above questions are still, somewhat, valid.


And, not because I'm biased towards Deb but, here's a how to on a Debian based firewall. (http://www.cyberdogtech.com/firewalls/intro.php)

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