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Toms Networking: IPCop Linux Firewall

Feb 13, 2006, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"Got an old Pentium 90 kicking around somewhere and a hankering to learn more about an Internet router than plugging it in? Building your own router using that old clunker is a good way to both peek under the hood of a piece of gear essential to most 'net-connected households today. And having it be Linux-based will get your feet wet with an operating system that continues to make inroads against the beast from Redmond.

"There are many Linux-based router/firewalls available, and we've previously looked at m0n0wall, Smoothwall Express, LEAF-Bering uClibc and ClarkConnect. This time, we'll focus on IPCop, whose tagline is 'The bad packets stop here...'"

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