[CentOS] OT Clarkconnect Firewall/Router updates

William L. Maltby BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com
Wed Mar 29 04:16:01 UTC 2006


On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 19:14 -0300, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
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> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 09:39:59PM -0500, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 16:18 -0500, Franklin S Werren wrote:
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> > Me too, so that's 2 rocks. Well, 1 and 1/2 since you top-posted. :-(
> > Runs fine on very old minimal eqpt. I have it on an AMD 5x86 (486 in a
> > 386 socket) 100MHz, 3 3Com 3C509 (half duplex unfortunately) 32MB DRAM
> > (remember what that is?) and junk Champ 1GB old slow drives.
> 
> Motorola WR850g + OpenWRT here :)
> Nice, silent, low energy requirements (11W PSU), small, and has WiFi.

My next goal for it is to find a decent source of fan-less low-power
supplies. I'll never WiFi at home. I only have a few brain cells left
and don't want them invaded by high freq waves. Besides Bush (our
protector of constitutional liberties) might be eavesdropping on the
waves that exit from my brain cells and I'd get put in Gitmo with all
the bene's that accrue from that.

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> And if you want to create DMZs with it, you can configure each of
> the 4 LAN Ethernet ports on a different VLAN.

I've just Red/Orange/Green to try to learn all the stuff that didn't
exist when I was working for others. Trying to learn the proper DNSing
for private net that also accesses I'net etc.

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> I'm getting some Linksys WRT54GL tomorrow too.

I've been using the SMC stuff for my Gigabit. Been happy with it. But I
don't need managed, so I don't know how that stuff compares. I just use
the E'net cards and unmanaged switches.

> 
> My WR850g went in to replace my CentOS based firewall box (based on K6,
> 128M RAM).

Yep. Don't want to waste "the big guns". My 2nd most powerful machine is
an AMD-K6-2 (currently @ 380MHz, 450 on the horizon I think) on a PC-
Chips M-571 main-board, 256M. Access to a good net, couple disks and
discs and it makes a real decent workstation or server. I'm using that
one as my server, being built via CLI one package at a time so I can
really learn this stuff. I wish my memory of what I read was as good as
when I was much younger. :-(

> Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>
> "Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
> "Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

I'm going to try and buy folks' old machines and get them into peoples
homes when they do cable. Cable co. charges them for each extra computer
hookup. I make my own cat-5 cables, install and the homeowner saves $$.
And cable co. charges biz customers $300 for each node install and big
bucks extra for firewall monthly.... I see an opportunity to save them
some money.

Thinking of "HomeGroanNet.*" as a decent name which aptly describes
                 ^^^^^
how hard it is to learn all net related stuff piecemeal. And how hard to
survive decent puns in civil society.  ;-)

I think after I get my wife's office and tenants set up, I might
contribute some code to IPCop.

Be good.... if you have no other choice!  =:-O

Bill
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