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    Firewall, which one?


    Hi all, I'm new here and I hope you can help me

    Here's the scenario:

    I have to make my final exam on network & security, my task is to compare IPTABLES and a firewall program, yeah not a distribution.

    I use Archlinux so I'd like to continue use it for my project! Anyway my question is: which NETWORK FIREWALL could be the best one? I need this features:

    - packet filtering
    - HA (High Availability)
    - Live (active) connection migration (if one fails...)
    - Load balancing (not really important but...)

    I know "many" firewalls but they all are distro. I need something to install on a linux machine (as said... better if I can run it directly on Archlinux!)

    Thank you all!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    How about firestarter, guarddog, or shorewall?

    You can find all of them in the Arch repos.
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    How about firestarter, guarddog, or shorewall?

    You can find all of them in the Arch repos.

    Hi Ozar!

    Starting from the end:

    Shorewall is like a "GUI" for IPtables, no?

    Firestarter and guarddog on their site don't say anything about HA and Live connection migration.

    What do you think about OpenBSD with PF? It has the HA feature.


    Thanks for your time.

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