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#1 ITR000



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Posted 28 January 2005 - 04:05 PM

I am new to the Linux world and had a few questions regarding configuring a Linux box to act as a firewall as well as connect and maintain connection to my xDSL service.

As mentioned I would like the Linux box to connect via PPPoE to my ISP (xDSL) and provide firewalling to the rest on my internal segment.

I would like to know what Linux distro would be the best for this application, as well, what NIC's are recommended since I will need two.

The hardware I have allocated for this project;

AMD K6-2 - 400
512 MB RAM
Adaptec 2940 SCSI Card
40 GB SCSI drive
Acer Motherboard

Any help would be greatly apperciated.

#2 ITR000



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Posted 28 January 2005 - 09:09 PM


#3 sudden_mischief



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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:22 PM

I'd highly reccomend smoothwall linux (http://www.smoothwall.org). It's designed specifically for that purpose and it's fairly easy to set up and configure. As far as NIC's, I don't think it'd really matter insofar as they're compatible with linux, and most new ones you buy today are. Hope this help! wink

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