Questions about smoothwall
Pls I just need some advice on Smoothwall and DansGuardian.
1) Ive downloaded Smoothwall and read the manuals....a really surprising info was that the software would erase everything on my harddisk when i install Smoothwall. Pls does this mean that I would have to make the firewall machine a stand-alone machine?.....since i dont know if i would be able to install anyother thing on the HD again after smoothwall...is this possible?
2)About Dansguardian, im interested in content filtering - against pornographic materials on the web. Can/is it possible to install Dansguardian on the same machine as Smoothwall? or Dansguardian has to be on another machine.....
3)How about the speed of the internet connection....i wont know if someone has info, how do these applications affect the internet speed?
4)Can Smoothwall run on linux? i downloaded the iso file and burnt it onto a cd rom,, does it have another image file for linux?
5)From the Smoothwall website, they said it does DHCP, can act as a proxy server,etc., can you say SMoothwall is a much better option than having a Linux PC(i use RH9) do my DHCP and Proxy etc? How about a mail server?