FS-Security...*nix distro firewall/ICS, anyone try it?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by YeOldeStonecat, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Did a search for it here..came up blank.

    I'm a fan of the *nix distro routers that you install on a dedicated box, or within a VMWare server..such as Endian, IPCop, Untangle, etc...
    but this little one looks cool.
     
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    afaik Firestarter is nothing more than a gui for iptable which is the firewall included in the linux kernel.
    It has nothing in common with , let's say ipcop which is a fully working and stand alone firewall.

    You can install firestarter from synaptic under ubuntu for example.

    Then again , i am not a linux guru , just a regular user , take my words with a grain of salt :D
     
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    I am just repeating what the other poster said. Firestarter is just an application that is used to put a GUI frontend to iptables.

    Have you tried pfsense? It may be another one for you to play around with (seeing as though this one isn't a distro) It is a project forked from m0n0wall, that was unsatisfied with m0n0wall's goal of being an embedded system. It is based on FreeBSD 6 and uses OpenBSD's pf, so you have a great combo of speed, a large number of apps, a GUI, and an excellent firewall.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
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