[CentOS] firewall and * suggestions

Thu Apr 13 23:28:18 UTC 2006
pctech at mybellybutton.com <pctech at mybellybutton.com>

This box will work great.

If you would like to find out about a HowTo with regards to the basic building, not ruleset management, of a firewall using CentOS, look in the security section of the Forums.

>This box is more then enought for a firewall ;)...i really think you 
>could send 50Mbits+ of filtered traffic thru this box ;)
>Simone wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am going to set up an office of 30 employees and since it's the 
>> first time I thought I will ask for suggestions (trying to make a 
>> CentOS base office :) ). I was planning to re use an old Compaq LPr 
>> PII 450, sw mirrored scsi 10000rpm disks, 448Mb RAM,  to build a 
>> CentOS based firewall and I was wondering if this hardware would be 
>> enough to serve 30 clients (I already have a centos firewall serving 8 
>> users on a PC celeron 1,3Ghz machine and top shows average load 0.00).
>> The other service they'll need is filesharing, which will be Samba 
>> running on samba Dell PE1800 (although we could use a compaq 1850r 
>> PIII 600), while for the phone system I would like to set up Asterisk 
>> and I was wondering if anyone has had a good experience with the 
>> Xorcom TS-1, which seems a nice cost effective system.
>> Suggestions are very welcome, have a nice day.
>> Simone
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