[CentOS] [OT] Corporate Firewall

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Thu Nov 10 14:31:44 UTC 2005

Neil Thompson wrote on Thu, 10 Nov 2005 09:49:25 +0200:

> If you use Shorewall (http://www.shorewall.net) there is a webmin gui module for 
> administration.

The main problem with all these firewall builders or Open Source gateway 
applications (shorewall, monowall, ipcop etc.) is that you can't switch off NAT and 
have to use a DMZ for publically accessable machines. At least at the time when I 
was evaluating them for my own needs. That's probably just fine for most people, 
but if you need transparent public IP routing (as the OP said) you have to look 
elsewhere (I did't find such a package and the only reasonably priced commercial 
devices I found where the ones from Snapgear) or roll your iptables stuff manually.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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