Wednesday, March 12

Linux Firewall

You might currently have a old computer that you think isn’t useful and is just gathering dust well you can put it to good use and turn it into a Linux firewall.

If you do this you will have your self an inexpensive firewall, all you might need to pay for is 2-3 NICs (Network interface card) an old pc for next to nothing or you might even have one lying around that you were just going to throw out.
SmoothWall Express is an open source firewall distribution based on the GNU/Linux operating system. Linux is the ideal choice for security systems; it is well proven, secure, highly configurable and freely††† available as open source code. SmoothWall includes a hardened subset of the GNU/Linux operating system, so there is no separate OS to install. Designed for ease of use, SmoothWall is configured via a web-based GUI, and requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use.
††† Free as in beer, libre, freedom.