[CentOS] Dedicated Firewall/Router

Tom Bishop bishoptf at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 00:18:26 UTC 2012

I would get a dell r210 from the outlet site and then load pfsense,
been running in multiple locations, solid and works great.

On 1/16/12, Jason T. Slack-Moehrle <slackmoehrle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I want to build a dedicated firewall/router as I am launching a NPO and I
> can host this in my garage. (Comcast offered me a 100 x 20 circuit for
> $99/mo with 5 statics)
> I used to run Untangle, but as of version 9, you are forced to use their
> build in protocol policies versus the firewalling I am used to (Deny All and
> then opening holes for specific IP's, etc).
> There are so many firewall distros to choose from. FireStarter, IPCOP, etc.
> The box I was going to use is a P4, 3GB RAM, 3 GB NICS.
> I could always use a beefier box also if there was really a need to for such
> a task.
> I am used to some Cisco PIX boxes and they just seem fast on hardly any
> specs. I had a PIX 525 that only had 256mb of RAM about 8 years ago and it
> was a rockstar.
> Thoughts, opinions, suggestions are welcome as to what to do!
> -Jason
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