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Re: Security on a home DSL Line

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Fri Nov 03 08:54:15 2000

On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 03:38:23PM -0800, J. Gilmore wrote:
> I'm looking to beef up security on a home DSL line. 
> Currently I am using ZoneAlarm (the freeware version).
>  I'm thinking of taking an old Pentium 120, and
> setting that up as a firewall, but wanted to know if
> anyone else had a better idea.  

Well, if your place of business will buy you a copy of their firewall,
that will enhance your ability to support the tool, making this whole
thread marginally on-topic.  :-)

Otherwise, your idea is perfect; Linux or OpenBSD, whichever you're
more comfortable with, will give you the most flexibility, and Solaris x86
might work but will be dog-slow and unless you have a lot of RAM,
completely unusuable.

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