[SATLUG] Firewall Question

tsuehpsyde tsuehpsyde at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 02:06:13 CDT 2008


Devil Linux in a church. Somehow, I don't think that'll fly. ;)

-Jim

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 2:01 AM, Tweeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote:

> On Thursday 14 August 2008 12:15:16 pm Walt DuBose wrote:
> > David, the IT person at our church wants to replace our church's current
> > network firewall with a Linux box running a firewall application.  His
> > original thought was to run one using Coyote Linux as the distro.  Since
> > this would be a dedicated computer, I suggested that he might consider
> > loading Ubuntu.
> >
> > What I don't know is should he load Ubuntu desktop or server distro (or
> > would another distro be better) and then what would be a good
> > firewall...one that works well and is simple to administer.
>
> If it's near-zero maintenance you want.. and lots of flexability.. then I
> recommend Devil Linux -- a live firewall CD distro that stores it's config
> files on USB flash drive (no hard drive).  This is nice because it:
> -Is naturally "high availability (no hard drive)
> -near-hack proof (CD is read-only, flash media can also the RO)
> -to upgrade versions, eject CD, insert new CD, reboot (configs loaded off
> thumb drive)
> -besides firewall/DMZ pre-config script, it also comes with tons of other
> useful gateway apps (sendmail, apache, squid, etc)
>
> Plus.. I have a couple of useful presentations on it here:
> http://xcssa.org/files/XCSSA-SOHO-Firewall-DMZ-Web/img0.html
>
> Good luck..
>
> Tweeks
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