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    Laptop firewall? Thanks in advance for the help.

    Does anyone know a distro of Linux that I can throw on an old laptop that will act as a firewall... like ipcop or smoothwall... something that support pcmcia and will run on a minimal, old laptop?

    any help would be appreciated...


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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    How about gentoo? It runs great on older hardware and a Stage 3 install is easy enough to do. Just follow their home routing guide to get it working after you complete a stage 3 install.
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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    You've mentioned smoothwall but have you tried it? It's what I use for my firewall, but I'm not sure about the PCMCIA support.
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