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What is the best linux firewall?

By adminmichael ·
what is the best free linux firewall that allows for vpn, web filtering, web hosting and that will run good on an old computer with 256mb of ram and a 40gb hard drive and two nics?

I want to protect my home network that has 2 windows servers 2003r2 and 7 windows 7 pcs.

my question is will that slow my network down on that old of a pc? The nic in the pc are 100mbps and thats what my network speed is also ADSL, im thinking it should be fine but want to hear what you think also.

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by adminmichael In reply to Try "ipcop"...

Any others? Ill test that out and hopefully ill like it but if i dont care for it i want something to fallback on.

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Pfsense or untangle

by jlalvarado24 In reply to What is the best linux fi ...

Although I haven't tested it myself I've heard from lots of people that pfsense was pretty good.
http://www.pfsense.org

???untangle??? is another one you can use.
I used it a while back and I liked it. It allows you to use it as a firewall, router, IPS, web-filter and more, but while it is based on Linux and untangle itself is Open source, some applications do cost money. you can configure it through a very nice gui and its really easy to configure it.
overall untangle is alright.
http://www.untangle.com/Download-Untangle


post any anything you decide to run with and tell us how it goes.

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by adminmichael In reply to Pfsense or untangle

Alright! Thank You!

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