Re: [fw-wiz] VM system for firewall use
From: sin (sin_at_pvs.ro)
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:02:17 +0200
>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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