[olug] Linux firewalls

Phil Brutsche pbrutsch at creighton.edu
Thu Apr 19 16:00:39 UTC 2001

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> Could anyone recommend any good Linux firewalls books and/or web
> sites??


> Does anyone have a preference on which Linux/Unix Firewall flavor??


> Good, bad, don't care!?.

If it's not Debian it sucks :) (imnsho)

> I am looking at (maybe)building a small network (50 nodes) with a
> Linux/Unix firewall (OpenBSD???)& dhcp server.

Either OpenBSD or Linux will work fine in that situation.  But be aware
that if you need more advanced router capabilities than just NAT then
OpenBSD won't fit the bill - afaik Linux is the only free unix-type OS
that understands policy routing and QoS.  But since you're just getting
into routers you probably don't know what those are; thus you won't be
using them and OpenBSD will work fine :)

> We are considering purchasing some type internet connection for one of
> our remote sites and would love to come up with some type of Linux
> solution.  The users will be mainly using it for email and internet
> surfing.

Linux will work fine.  Hell, almost all modern operating systems will work
fine!  There are even small and relatively cheap network appliance you can
get locally to do that job...

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