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This may have been covered before. If it has, my apologies, as I've overlooked it somehow. I've got an old "white-box" computer (1.6ghz P4, 512mb ddr, 40gb, etc) that I ...
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    Setting up a Linux box as a firewall?


    This may have been covered before. If it has, my apologies, as I've overlooked it somehow.

    I've got an old "white-box" computer (1.6ghz P4, 512mb ddr, 40gb, etc) that I would like to set up as a firewall. All incoming, and outgoing traffic will go through it.
    Lots of the new releases have become bloated with things I'm just not going to need. To use this box as a firewall, what do I really need to install? Which distro would be easy for a networking newb to set up?
    Any, and all help is appreciated.

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    There are some distros that come preconfigured for use as a firewall. This page has a list of distros that may be of interest to you.

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'm downloading Astaro now. I'll post back later on ease of setup, etc.
    Hopefully, this won't be too painful.

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    Linux LiveCD Router, that sounds like something I'd like to goof around with. Thanks for that link daark.child.
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    Or try m0n0wall m0n0wall !

    That's a unix based firewall.

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