[SATLUG] Home Network Configuration

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 27 22:17:37 CDT 2010

I have a few CF card to IDE adapters, if that suits your purpose.  
Contact me off-line if you're interested.

On a related note, if someone were to go this route, how much capacity 
should a CF card have to hold the data you're talking about?

Al Lesmerises

Dylan Nelson wrote:
> Ok, thanks Tweeks for adding that link. It was pretty helpful. I am going to
> get started on something tonight. I am still on fence though between PfSense
> or IPCOP? Other than running pf and the other running IPtables are there any
> other major differences? I am not picking up any thing from websites.
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Tweeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote:
>> On Saturday 24 April 2010 03:56:39 pm Matt Grooms wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I'm a gig fan of IPCop, and have used it exclusively for about six
>>> years. It's extremely easy to install, yet powerful as well.
>> [...]
>> Hey Dylan.. Matt knows what he's talking about.. he's been using ipcop a
>> while
>> and it does a nice job.  It's essentially a full feature firewall distro
>> with
>> some nice remote management features that installs to hard drive.
>> Another option that I've recommended a lot is Devil Linux. The biggest
>> difference here is that it's a live CD firewall distro that runs off CD and
>> stores its config on flash drive (no hard drive or other moving parts
>> needed).  The nice thing here is that upgrades consist of replacing the CD
>> with the upgrade version and rebooting.  The config is read off flash,
>> updated (if needed) and <POOF>.. you're upgraded.  It's also nice because
>> if
>> somehow the system is ever hacked, you just reboot and the read-only CD-ROM
>> boots and nothing is compromised (I even keep my flash media read-only).  I
>> have done a couple of presentations on this at XCSSA.. This one covers how
>> to
>> quickly :
>>        http://xcssa.org/files/XCSSA-SOHO-Firewall-DMZ-Web/img0.html
>> Here's what such a system (with DMZ) ends up looking like:
>>        http://xcssa.org/files/XCSSA-SOHO-Firewall-DMZ-Web/img11.html
>> On my system.. I like to underclock the CPU and remove all fans from the
>> system.. making for an extremely reliable setup (no moving parts but for
>> the
>> CD-ROM.. and even that could be made into a bootable flash device).
>> Let me know if you have any questions or anything..
>> Tweeks
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