Adam C Powell IV
hazelsct at debian.org
Mon Nov 19 20:11:18 EST 2007
On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 21:28 -0600, steven rowland wrote:
> is any one here very familiar with firewall setup and maintenance? what would be a good fire wall, or perhaps a firewall distrubtion?
> i'm trying to setup a network with several windows computers, and if at all possible i would rather that none of them has direct connection to the internet, but be routed through linux/bsd firewall box... any ideas?
I just use Debian:
"apt-get install ipmasq"
It automatically detects which interface connects to the internet, and
which (ones) connect to the LAN, and sets up a pretty conservative set
of iptables rules. (Uses iptables not ipmasq, the name is a historical
Then your router can also serve as a web server and any other kind of
outward-facing server you like (ssh for remote admin, email...).
Debian on the NSLU2 "Slug" makes a cheap robust low-power firewall, and
you have the entire 18,000-strong Debian package array too. My router
is an 8-year-old Netwinder, which was the Slug of its day...
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