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Redhat for a Firewall?

By XpertDragon ·
Just a quick discussion about something that has been on the brain lately.....Am I crazy to think that Red Hat 6.X and beyond can be used as an affective Firewall/VPN solution?

Am I crazy to be thinking that Red Hat is not secure enough for a business to use it as a Firewall? What about Debian? Is that not a better solution? Or does it have something to do with IPTABLES and network compatibility.

Any comments from any Linux and or Security experts is appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul M. Chavez

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Several Linux based solutions

by howardholton In reply to Redhat for a Firewall?

There are several Linux based distro's designed to be setup as router/firewalls that may have more features that you are looking for and should be easier to configure/maintain.

Look into: clarkconnect and freesco to begin. You can also check linux.org for a list of distrobutions and their desinged role.

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Misunderstood

by XpertDragon In reply to Several Linux based solut ...

Perhaps, I was misunderstood by my first posting.....what I am getting at is, Is there any rationality in having Red Hat as a Firewall? Meaning, I do not think it is a good choice, and there are other, more SECURE alternatives to using Red Hat......any comments on this matter?

Paul

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Debain is it a firewall for multiple networks??

by ctsunil In reply to Redhat for a Firewall?

I am using a debain server to provide security to my network. The squid3 is configured to use it to act as a firewall. Only computers in my network or with the same ip is given permission to go to internet through squid3.( actually internet usage restriction). But when i tried to configure with three network cards in the same machine. 1. card to network with 10.1.111.0 and the second one connetced to a network 192.168.15.0 and the third card to act as a router in 10.1.111.0 network the firewall solution is not working properly with squid3 configured.

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