Hardware firewall

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Hulk, Aug 25, 2005.

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  1. Hulk

    Hulk Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Does any one know how to turn an old PC into a hardware firewall or if not where I can get the info.

    Thanks o_O
     
  2. Syncman9

    Syncman9 Registered Member

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    An old PC can be turned into a firewall with easy, there are many linux firewalls such as smoothwall etc. Just by installing linux, and setting up IPtables you can make a good firewall.
     
  3. Leitchy

    Leitchy Registered Member

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    Smoothie is definitely the easiest, IMO. Just install a second NIC, download and install the Smoothwall software, connect one NIC to the Internet (the red side), connect the other NIC to your internal network or PC (the green side) and that's it...all done!

    Once you boot, you will have to configure of a couple of rules to allow access to things like POP/SMTP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, and maybe NNTP, NTP, and a couple of minor ports, but that's about it. Comprehensive instructions are available from the Smoothwall site, anyway.
     
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