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FredJ
Anyone familiar with an inexpensive firewall appliance that I can use that has some features of enterprise level. I want to get some hands on experience. Even if it's an older model.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations
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    Jacky Howe

    are a lot of free ones and some that are inexpensive out there. PC Tools has a free one. I recently went through this exercise. I used Google.

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    Absolutely

    I'm getting to like Debian over Mandrake. I've greatly enjoyed iptables, and enthusiastically recommend the book Linux Firewalls, Second Edition by Ziegler, publisher = New Riders.

    In addition to providing example firewalls for many common scenarios, he explained TCP/IP and firewall principles thoroughly, and succinctly enough that this novice now sprouts off like I know what I'm talking about!

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    FredJ

    In hindsight, I searched Techrepublic forums and came out with Smoothwall as a test option for me and thanks for the book recommendation, will try that too.

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    Kron

    What would or how much would you consider "inexpensive" ?

    This would help to narrow down the field a bit.

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    FredJ

    From the perspective of learning - about $100-200 and just to clarify I am not looking for a personal firewall.

    Thanks...

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    nio75

    Why are you not look at IPcop. this is a very good & free firewall software.

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    Jacky Howe

    are a lot of free ones and some that are inexpensive out there. PC Tools has a free one. I recently went through this exercise. I used Google.

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    Absolutely

    I'm getting to like Debian over Mandrake. I've greatly enjoyed iptables, and enthusiastically recommend the book Linux Firewalls, Second Edition by Ziegler, publisher = New Riders.

    In addition to providing example firewalls for many common scenarios, he explained TCP/IP and firewall principles thoroughly, and succinctly enough that this novice now sprouts off like I know what I'm talking about!

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    FredJ

    In hindsight, I searched Techrepublic forums and came out with Smoothwall as a test option for me and thanks for the book recommendation, will try that too.

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    Kron

    What would or how much would you consider "inexpensive" ?

    This would help to narrow down the field a bit.

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    FredJ

    From the perspective of learning - about $100-200 and just to clarify I am not looking for a personal firewall.

    Thanks...

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    nio75

    Why are you not look at IPcop. this is a very good & free firewall software.