pfsense alternative

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by general001, May 21, 2016.

  1. general001

    general001 Registered Member

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    Has anybody got some experience with alternative router/firewall software (excluding pfsense and also exluding DD-WRT/Open WRT/Tomato)?

    I have followed mirimir's magnificent (thank you for you effort!) guide and a comprehensive guide that could be found on AIRVPN forum regarding pfsense (in essence what I have done is setting up a pfsense VM to host a VPN client and route traffic to another Linux VM from it).

    I was wondering about adding another layer of a VM-firewall to my setup beside pfsense (preferably Linux-based small footprint firewall distro as I'd like its firewall to be based on netfilter architecture, like Untangle; there just seems to be so little choice). Has anybody got some experience, suggestions?
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    It's not hard in plain Debian.
     
  3. deBoetie

    deBoetie Registered Member

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    I had a quick look at the Sophos UTM (which I believe is Linux based) before going down the pfsense route. But I didn't check it out that much. For a small setup there's a free version.
     
  4. driekus

    driekus Registered Member

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    I have used ClearOS in the past and found it easy to use. It has a free community edition.
     
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