[H-GEN] Best Easy Firewall
mtbilbro at bigpond.net.au
Tue May 7 23:11:41 EDT 2002
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I am wondering if E Smith fits this bill. I've not heard any one mention
it so far
I know there are a few other members apart from me, running it.
It is almost self installing if you use a modem, and there is a patch if
you are cable.
The main caveat is that you should use PCI nic' and have a hdd that is
greater than 1 Gb. That said it only uses 300 Mb once installed. The
rest of the space is reserved for your server files.
It seems fairlty robust and I have only been forced to reboot once -
when theTelatra cable
system came back on in such a way that E Smith did not realise that the
Bigpond server was indeed 'up' once more.
My version [ESmith 4.1] is based on RH with 2.2 kernal, but I think the
latest version has 2.4
I will be doing an install at the next Humbug meet [May 25] , if you
want to have a look at it
On a spare box this time!!!!!
It has an HTML interface as well as a text one. Quite a bit like the
Oh, yes, E Smith is free, too
I must say, though, I like the idea of the solid state 'snapgear' Does
any one have a ball park cost for a 'home' jobbie?
cheers Tony B
>On 6 May 2002, rodney wrote:
>> Which Firewall is the best , secure and easy for setting ?
>Paul Gearon wrote:
>There have been lots of good suggestions here. Greg's suggestion of
>removing the cable is the most secure, but it's *not* a filewall. :-)
>Personally, I've become enamoured of the SnapGear products (formerly a
>part of Lineo). http://www.snapgear.com
>The best part is that they are solid state. No fans! :-)
>Since Snapgear are local (in Wooloongabba) they may be willing to do a
>cheaper price for HUMBUG members, but you'd have to ask the right people,
>and be very nice about it. :-)
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