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#1 Visentinel

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:27 AM

This isn't much of a guide but a informative post.

If you don't like your ADSL / Cable Router then if you have an old PC lying around like a Pentium 2 or a K62 with a hdd atleast 1gb in size you can try out IPcop.

Ipcop is a firewall broadband gateway that uses Linux, you download the ISO and literally install it as the OS and it runs as a Gateway automatically, its also not the easyest thing to install but its well explained on the ipcop website, in a nutshell it has color zones for the different zones of the LAN.

I aint doing this personaly since i dont need to, maybe one day i will, since an old PC can own a router in NAT table performance when you use p2p and have like 1000 connections running.

Their are Also Addons for IPcop like VPN support, Advanced Proxy Support and it has all the bells and whistles like traffic shaping and prioritisation and port forwarding.

http://www.ipcop.org/index.php

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 08:14 AM

nice one,you can also turn an old box and into a industrial firewall,all running on a linux package.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

sounds good! i might try that out one day, thanks for the post!

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:23 AM

This is all good stuff, the guides really took off here :D

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:50 AM

they did - there is a lot of useful stuff being posted, its great - well done guide writers!

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 01:34 PM

Sounds good... maybe I can configure it for my webserver :D

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:16 PM

Another great guide, as always... :)

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 08:51 PM

i would use it for my webserver, except the coding that has been done wont work if i do :)

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 12:53 AM

How is that?

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:33 AM

because the directory listing script uses different paths and stuff which are different on linux and i cant be bothered changing them, lol

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:24 AM

View Postx2p, on Oct 7 2005, 06:14 PM, said:

nice one,you can also turn an old box and into a industrial firewall,all running on a linux package.

Yep that ones called http://www.smoothwall.org/

It installs just like IPcop

Edited by Visentinel, 08 October 2005 - 04:25 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2005 - 01:11 AM

Interesting. I will have to check that one out.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:42 PM

View PostShadowFox, on Oct 7 2005, 08:34 AM, said:

Sounds good... maybe I can configure it for my webserver :P


Dude....call me....gimme an idea and a weekend, and it'll be done. That goes for your car, too!

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:31 PM

Another little addition to this....if anybody has an old system laying around but doesn't have a small hdd they can part with, I've got a completely wiped 2Gb sitting in my room. I just don't have a system to throw it in (I'm using a Gateway case, with the sideways hdd cage, it sticks out just a little too far, maybe half an inch), so I'd be glad to let it go for the cost of shipping. And Jay, I know you've got the systems for it, if you want it, come and get it with the wireless card!

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:48 AM

A nice offer mate really, but i need 5GB min for my projects...sort out Shadow with it, he'll snap your hand off :P




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