recommend hardware firewall
mmamiga6 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 19:14:15 UTC 2010
On 04/08/2010 10:21 AM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Kwan Lowe wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Bruno Wolff III<bruno at wolff.to> wrote:
>>> Remember that there are also power costs. The $50 routers don't draw as much
>>> power as an old repurposed general purpose machine is going to. They also
>>> come with wireless support.
>>> Depending on what you are going to do with the firewall, it might also be
>>> cheaper to buy just one network card and an unmanaged switch. (8 port switches
>>> were going for about $20 a few years ago.)
>> I'm putting together an Atom-based system for just this purpose. Power
>> consumption is not as low as a $50 router (and probably never could
>> be), but I'm adding three NICs (1 dual, 1 single port) so that I can
>> create a DMZ and LAN and a separate management port. It should come
>> in at just under $250, which is quite a bit less than a dedicated
>> router/firewall with similar capability.
> If you can do that with new hardware I'd love to know what you're using. I am
> planning just that, and grabbed an SSD just to reduce power/noise, but haven't
> bought the rest of it. What hardware are you using?
Right now I am just using a linksys BEFSR 41 as a access point and not
It has built in firewall that I can see.
I am going to set up a small broadcast web based tv show on my favorite
"Captain Cannabis News Hour"
What I am going to do is set up a old athlon xp 1500 and probably use
BSD as the OS
I have not decided on an actual firewall package and still looking for
the best route.
Cost is nil considering I have enough parts to build several computers.
Hardwire everything for speed.
I need to trap IP's as they connect to see how many are actually tuning in.
I used Bitdefender on my old Win 7 computer and I liked the interface on
Does Fedora have a good GUI driven firewall package.
I found Bitdefender AV for unix type machines but no firewall package
I am really new to Fedora.
The last os that I had that resembled linux was the Amiga 3.1 system
That was back in 94 -95
one thing for sure is that OS just rocked for functionality
I really miss it
Now I see Amiga really did not die just got Realllllly expensive
I use now a Phenom 2 945 overclocked to 3.7 and wow, it's fast
Temp is hovering at 35C so handling it very well
Of course the cover is not on the computer and I have a big fan blowing
right on it
Better than spending 500 bucks on a Water cooled unit
That's where I am at
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