Re: which distribution to choose
From: Martin Glazer (securityfocus_at_glazer.ca)
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 12:59:22 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two recommendations, depending on your level knowledge and how hands on you
want to get. Well, actually three, because you can always build one yourself
from scratch :-)
First, I would recommend taking a look at Devil Linux (www.devil-linux.org).
It was designed as a firewall/router but now also contains some server
applications. It boots and runs from CDROM and uses a diskette or USB pen
drive for configuration storage. No hard drive is required (although one can
be used) and it provides the functionality you are looking for.
There is an active and helpful support community but if needed, commercial
support is also available.
Second, If you prefer a distribution you can install with a decent web based
interface, I would look at IPCop (www.ipcop.org).
On December 2, 2004 09:31, Jochen Witte wrote:
> I would like to set up a firewall to protect a small company network. What
> I would like to have is some kind of VPN solution (OpenVPN and ipsec),
> iptables firewalling and a secure distribution with some additional
> sec-related sofware (tripwire etc.). Also I need to run an Apache for
> My question is, which distribution to choose for such a
> setup. I would prefer a standard distribution for easy updates and
> community support. A specific "security-enhanced" distribution would do it
> also, if it is not too "pure" :)
> Any suggestions?