Re: Linux Firewalling - Further Adventures with DSL
I had a linux firewall protecting a ISP(dialups,DSL, customers servers,
internal server) with a lot of complex chains for both in and out
traffic, never once has it fallen over. I have just set up a linux
firewall for the new company I work for, they are a web design and
hosting company. Why spend all that money when linux is your best friend!
P.S your ISP has probably never used linux!;)
- Regards -
William Cooper wrote:
one of the company's suppliers got wind that we where going to host
web services on a DSL connection. They are now trying to convince
management (and me) that Linux as a company firewall is not acceptable,
that we need a CISCO PIX or equivilant to protect the company's network.
Is this true? I have been using Debian as a firewall for a while now
with no complaints, but on a dial-up. Putting the machine with a fixed
IP for possible attacks is a different matter. Does anyone have
information about the situability of Linux as a firewall over long
periods? A comparison of Linux versus a hardware or proprietry
Any other advice?