Re: [fw-wiz] VM system for firewall use

From: sin (sin_at_pvs.ro)
Date: 10/12/04

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    To: ark@eltex.net
    Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:02:17 +0200
    
    

    ArkanoiD wrote:

    >nuqneH,
    >
    >Looks like i am being forced into designing all-in-one box with extended
    >functionality, combining firewall and a buch of services i really don't like
    >putting into firewall, but they say it's marketing demand ;-)
    >
    >The serives are antispam/anitvirus filters/IDS corellator and so on.
    >I strongly decline running those in the same address space. So using
    >system call wrappers like FreeBSD jail is not sufficient. I'd prefer
    >BSD-like system, but only thing that does fit my needs seems to be
    >User Mode Linux. Are there other things worth detailed analysis?
    >boschs (if i remember the name correctly) has terrific performance overhead,
    >vmware is proprietary..
    >
    >Another question is inter-instanse communication. I need a kind of loopback
    >interface to let components to talk to each other without allowing access
    >to physical NIC when it is not required. Any hints?
    >
    >
    >
    you can try http://www.linux-vserver.org/ (it works ok, and you can use
    the lo interface to communicate within the vserver)
    just remeber that the lo interface is shared among the virtual servers
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