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    Good Firewall Distro

    So I want to turn an old P3 box into a firewall. I know there are a lot of distros out there that claim to be for firewalls/gateways/servers. Some that I know of are like Vyatta, Clark Connect, Back Track, Whax, EnGarde, RedWall, BlueWall, moNoWall, SmoothWall, and so on an so forth. And of course, you can use regular distros like openSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, etc. What would you guys recommend?

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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    This topic came up not long ago; you might try searching around the forum for additional options.

    IPCop is full-featured, capable, and well documented. That's what I would suggest, depending on your needs.

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    Just Joined! Scratch_'s Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    In your closet.
    I've been using a Gentoo box as a firewall/router for a few years now utilizing iptables/chains and it has been great. If you're warry to learn the fine roots of networking I'd suggest using IPCop as well.

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    Linux Engineer RobinVossen's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    The Netherlands
    Well Id have to agree with Scratch.
    I also run a Gentoo Firewall + Squid + NIDS. (Iptables, Squid, Snort).
    if you want a Cisco kind of Firewall check oyt Vyetta
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