[CentOS] Using a CentOS 6 Machine as a gateway/router/home server

Mon Jun 29 13:09:41 UTC 2015
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Mon, June 29, 2015 02:14, Sorin Srbu wrote:
OS 6?
> Please note: I'm not criticizing, just curious about the argument
> behind using a regular OS to do firewall-stuff.


A consistent set of expectations does wonders for debugging odd-ball
occurrences.  Why learn the idiosyncrasies of two distros when one
suffices?  Just start with a minimal CentOS install on your
router/gateway and add only the packages that you know that you need.
Any critical omission will evidence itself in short order and can be
added then; or the source of the need removed as circumstance

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