[H-GEN] Best Easy Firewall

Mick Howe mickhowe at bigpond.com
Mon May 6 20:03:41 EDT 2002


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On Tue,  7 May 2002 08:13, Ewan Edwards shouted from the roof tops:
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> On Monday 06 May 2002 20:42, rodney wrote:
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> > Hello,
> >
> >  Which Firewall is the best , secure and easy for setting ?
>
> I'm not going to attempt to answer your question, as such.  What I will do
> is tell you that I have been using a product called Smoothwall.  It is a
> specialised Linux distro (approx 22MB ISO) designed specifically to be a
> firewall and router.  It also has some other features that you can read
> about here.
>
> http://www.smoothwall.org
>
> The thing I liked most about it was the ease of setup.  It took me 17min to
> go from powering up the machine I was installing it on, to being dialed up
> to the 'net and "surfing" from another machine on my home network.

I use IPCop, (www.ipcop.org - I think) its a fork from swoothwall. It works 
and you can get support on the mailling list.

I tried smoothwall but had a couple of problems setting it up so asked how to 
solve them on the smoothwall mailing list and copped an abusive tirade from 
the developer and was blocked from the list.

/\/\ik

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