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Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by v12dock, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. v12dock

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    So for a school's network I manage I am going to setup a Linux based firewall via iptables, but my question is which Linux distribution should I use. I have a Debian box so I am familiar with it. But I wasn't sure if other Linux distros are better than others. Any feedback would be appreciated!
     
  2. Easy Rhino

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    distro doesnt really matter if you have it setup as a server with no gui. stick with the distro you are most familiar with and just get the most powerful software for your firewall.
     
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    Have you used Smoothwall or IPCop?
     
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    i have never setup a firewall on any of my linux systems. i have never gotten around to it but it is something i would like to try some day when i have time.
     

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