[H-GEN] Best Easy Firewall

hphillips at 4ward.com.au hphillips at 4ward.com.au
Tue May 7 02:42:18 EDT 2002


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> > The impression i got from the Smoothwall site is that they still use a
> > 2.2.xx kernel and ipchains with apparently no intent to upgrade, and have
> > plans for an ipchains config tool.
> > 
> > I hope that is wrong.
> > 
> > Rob.
> 
> Currently, SmoothWall GPL and SmoothWall Corporate Server are both based
> on the 2.2.20 kernel and ipchains.  There is a module available for
> Corporate Server that allows editing of the ipchains rules, as well as a
> number of places in the relevant sections of the interface that you can
> make settings changes that affect the ipchains ruleset.
> 
> As far as I am aware, there are no *immediate* plans to upgrade to a
> 2.4.x kernel with iptables.  That doesn't mean there are no future
> plans, just that it is not happening in the immediate future as far as I
> know.


Bugger, here I had just downloaded it[1], burnt it to CD and was about to try it, ah well I need a new coffee coaster, the AOL CD is getting a bit grotty.


[1] On a 56k dial-up no less.


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