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Setting Up an Open Source Server, Firewall and Router on Endian, Part 1

Oct 22, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There are numerous open source firewall, router and network server projects. In this two-part tutorial we will discuss the free community version of Endian. It's a Linux distribution that can turn any system into a full-featured network and Internet security appliance.

"First, we will perform the basic configuration of Endian. This includes setting up the Internet connection and creating a local network with DHCP enabled. Then, we will set up the OpenVPN server. (Note that this tutorial is based on Endian Firewall Community version 2.4, released May 29 2010.)

"You'll see how to configure Road Warrior VPN connections, so you can securely access your network from remote locations or protect local traffic on public Internet ports or Wi-Fi hotspots. You'll also see how to configure gateway-to-gateway VPN connections, so you can securely connect multiple offices together via the Internet."

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