Re: [SLE] 9.3 mini distro question

From: Sid Boyce (sboyce_at_blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: 05/16/05

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    Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 14:00:05 +0100
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    Kastus wrote:
    > On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 12:40:02AM +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >>What about doing a mini-distro for a firewall/router only? O:-)
    >
    >
    > Not sure if such SUSE product exists. Although Devil Linux
    > (http://www.devil-linux.org/home/index.php) works just perfect
    > as firewall/router. And its rc.config looks quite similar to earlier
    > versions of SuSE so learning curve is minimal.
    >
    > -Kastus
    >

    http://BBIagent.net, I've used this as a floppy firewall for years, I've
    just subscribed for $26.00 and burned the CD version, it also allows me
    to save the config so I don't have to key it in after a reboot as was
    necessary with the free version. I've also used astaro on a 3.2G HD,
    http://www.astaro.com which is a bit more difficult to setup without
    having a good knowledge of NAT, couldn't figure out what source and
    destination referred to, I got it working with some help from the astaro
    forum, but I think astaro has designed it so you need their course in
    order to get a full understanding, however, it does intrusion detection,
    SPAM filtering, virus blocking, VPN, content filtering, etc., it's easy
    to download updates and update via browser access. Everything is heavily
    chrooted, try to write something to hard drive or floppy and it says it
    hasn't got a floppy or a hard drive. With BBIagent, you access it via a
    browser on your network and simply fill in some boxes with IP addresses
    and pull down menues for NAT rules, you can run with the floppy write
    protected, but it's just a firewall with full control of what is let
    through, it'll block almost all ports by default and you can do site
    blocking.
    Both the above are designed for the purpose, you won't have access to
    the usual apps like you would on even a minimal SuSE distro.
    Regards
    Sid.

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