[CentOS] How to setup a computer using CentOS6 as a firewall for the whole network in my place?

Thu Feb 23 23:19:59 UTC 2012
Wuxi Ixuw <w7u64xi7 at gmail.com>

I think your words makes more sense and counting.
For a newbie one like me ... which option you would advise me to go for?
I do not have any special preferences but I do care  for the one that is 
more stable and provide really more security.

On 24/02/2012 01:02 AM, Miguel Medalha wrote:
> Why does it have to be CentOS? If you want a wonderful router/firewall 
> that you can have up and running in a few minutes, you should look at 
> this:
> www.pfsense.org
> I quote from their website:
> "pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD 
> <http://www.freebsd.org> tailored for use as a firewall and router. In 
> addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing 
> platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package 
> system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and 
> potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution."
> If you insist in using Linux instead, you could look at this:
> www.ipcop.org
> Once again, a distro specialized on the function it performs.
> Why have a generic and bloated system that you then have to customize 
> from scratch when such wonderful specialized projects already exist?
> I use Linux servers and a pfsense firewall to protect the network. 
> Works like a charm, with amazing stability and reliability.