Re: Firewalling under Debian
- To: Debian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Firewalling under Debian
- From: bob parker <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 01:34:04 +1100
- Message-id: <E18pr13-0004Hk-00@debian>
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- In-reply-to: <20030303135958.GA4117@cerberus.teamadapt.com\000>
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On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 00:59, Jamin Collins wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 12:11:12AM +1100, bob parker wrote:
> > My son's proposed network is to be this:
> > Firewall / NAT / Gateway machine connected to cable using 1 nic.
> > Connects to hardware router / switch using 2nd nic.
> No need for an additional router, the Linux firewall can provide this
> funcationality if you need it (most small networks don't).
He has the switch, it was a gift from a windows addict who bought a h/w
firewall. Saves a couple of nics in the fw maybe?
> > Switch connects to 2 * dual boot Mdk/Win XP machines and 1 network
> > printer.
> > The fw machine is to run Debian with 2.4 kernel and iptables.
> > My question is, what is the best way to go about setting up the Debian
> > fw machine?
> Install a minimal Debian installation, don't install anything you don't
> need. Read up on security practices and familiarize yourself with
Yeah I think google is my friend there.