[Pauldotcom] home firewall/server
mike.patterson at unb.ca
Wed Jul 8 11:27:13 UTC 2009
Bert Van Kets wrote on 7/8/09 5:02 AM:
> The main question is: Can I use the one machine as a firewall, using
> multiple network cards on different subnets, and at the same time run
> Squid, SMTP, DNS, DHCPD, CUPS, etc.. on it?
> What is the take of the experts on a situation like this? Keep in mind
> this is a home situation with a limited budget.
Sure, I used to do the same thing til I went the opposite route, now I
run most everything I need off a WRT54GL with OpenWRT. I had a PC
running FreeBSD doing all of those things, but you could run linux or
whatever else you prefer instead.
General advice: where possible, configure apps to bind only to your
internal interface, firewall them anyway, and keep an eye on your logs.
Stressful? Do you know a lot of jobs where everytime you make a
mistake, a red light goes off over your head and 15,000 people
start booing? - Jacques Plante (former NHL goalie)
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