[Fwd: Re: [SLE] Cable internet questions]
From: Tom Nielsen (tom_at_neuro-logic.com)
To: Suse <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:33:26 -0700
Sorry Frank. I hit the wrong reply.
> From: Tom Nielsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Franklin Maurer <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Cable internet questions
> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 15:20:56 -0700
> On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 15:00, Franklin Maurer wrote:
> > Well i'm finally going to get high speed internet in the next few months. But
> > i have a few questions...
> > I'd like to turn one of my old computers into a dedicated firewall, would
> > smoothwall or the SuSE firewall be a better choice?
> > The computer is a old piece of ... 100 Mhz pentium, 96 MB, 2 whopping 1g
> > hardrives ... will this be sufficient?.
> > I take it that it needs two nics, right? (Modem to firewall, firewall to
> > router)
> > Is Lynksys a good choice for a router? Any specific model?
> > Is the setup modem > firewall > router > computer land ?
> > Any faqs or how tos I should read?
> > TIA
> I'm sure a lot of folks are going to tell you about how to setup the
> firewall, but as far as I'm concerned, and if you don't have one
> already, try a firewall/router for cable. I have an SMC ABR400blah,
> blah. $40, with built in firewall, and 4-port switch. Works perfectly
> for me and easy to setup. I had it up and running in about 5 minutes.
> It also holds my IP for as long as possible.
> I have a SuSEfirewall here running on a 1gb drive with a P100 and
> 256mb memory. As far as I know it works fine.
> Tom Nielsen
> Neuro Logic Systems
> 805.389.5435 x18
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