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hey all well i basecly don't have any problem but i'm workin on firewalls now and security and i would like to now what OS is better for building firewalls ...
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    firewall question!


    hey all well i basecly don't have any problem but i'm workin on firewalls now and security and i would like to now what OS is better for building firewalls caus i always used redhat
    i would appriciate any help or advise you can give me
    thatnks in advance

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    All linux distro's will work.
    Just make sure that the firewall is stripped to the max.
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    It is true that all linux distro's make fine firewalls but since you left the question as 'what OS' I'll suggest FreeBSD.

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    ipCOP is one of the best takes about 15-20mins to setup.

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    One short question about ipcop: do you need to format the hard drive to install it or just format one partition ?? Thanks.

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    It does it all for you all you need is a spare machine.

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    well thanks for the help i'll try to work on freebsd even though i never used it befor but i feel the syntax r much the same
    i tryed ipcop myself it's not bad but my advise to everyone when it comes to security the best solution is to write ur own rules and don't deppend on any software to make those for you caus you will never know what the software has as default policies you know what i mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzilavec
    It is true that all linux distro's make fine firewalls but since you left the question as 'what OS' I'll suggest FreeBSD.

    Richard
    Or OpenBSD, as it's known for it's security.
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    IPcop is well tested software used by lots of people I would trust there scripts if you dont have a look at there source code. Anyway the default for any firewall is to block everything coming inwards unless you use port fowarding which is a simple rule to add so im sure that most people could write a script to add rules via a browser.

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    astaro

    Hi!
    I would recomend astaro security linux, and it's free up to 10 ip...
    very good firewall and you can fix it as you like, but you'll need some basic knowlege in setting up rules and other stuff, but i recomend to take a look at it att least.

    And if you like IPcop the i think you would like smoothwall...

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