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ObsidianRook: Two-Faced: Setting Up a Simple Linux Firewall

Oct 27, 2004, 10:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph Brenner)

"This is an overview of the things I think you need to know if you're going to try and set up a simple firewall using Linux on an old PC (really it's an excuse for me to whine about the hassles I went through doing this, but I've got to get something out of it).

"First of all, ask yourself why you're doing this. You can buy a simple off-the-shelf firewall/router gadget pretty cheap these days, and I hear at least some of them have fairly easy-to-use administration features (e.g. via a web browser). Saving money by using that old PC you've got kicking around is unlikely. Acceptable answers include 'learning experience' and 'insanity...'"

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