Building a nix server
Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Wed Feb 4 07:30:31 EST 2004
your 486 should have plenty of umph to be a firewall and all you need is
12mb ram, a floppy drive and 2 NIC. check out http://www.coyotelinux.com
for all the details. i've been using coyote for years and it's solid.
> My ISP is adelphia cable, who are currently blocking port 80 (Those
> I do have a 486 lying in the basement, I think it's still got
> enough 'umph' to be a firewall, so I'll crack the case open and see if I
> can get it to fire up. Shouldn't need more than a 1gb hd for it, should I,
> if it's sole responsibility is to be a firewall?
> I have a copy of the Fedora Project, just not install all the bells and
> whistles on it for graphical stuff, and it should run ok, right?
> Is 128mb ram enough?
> Ok, I have a server, AMD K6-2 450Mhz with 512mb ram and 36gb w/ raid
> controller and dds3 tape drv, and a 7 drive scsi plextor tower I want to
> use for my email, web, dhcp and fun love as well as the SpamAssasin filter
> for my windows machines (God I LOVE THIS!) It's currently the gateway, so
> I guess the first act of contrition is to get working on the firewall. So,
> off to the basement I go..
> I'm sure you'll be hearing more from me soon.. Thanks!
> On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Cyber Source wrote:
>>quick overview response;
>>1. What is your internet connection?
>>2. I would recommend a seperate box for the firewall itself, then
>>install some flavor of Linux with Shorewall for the firewall. Doesn't
>>have to be much, I have one here that is a 166mhz w/32mb ram.
>>3. I'm not big on the wireless when it comes to a security issue.
>>4. I would make your main box a dhcp, email, squid behind the firewall
>>running with RH9 (why 7.2?)
>>5. Does anyone host the domain now? Would you/Could you host it there,
>>see question one, if so, add email and apache to the list of question four.
>>6. Google online is the best information source (up 2 date) I have found
>>for Linux, and here on the list.
>>> Currently, I have an AMD K62-550 w/ 256mb ram, Adaptec AAA-131
>>>raid controller w/ 4 Ultrastar 9gb drives and a 20gb eide boot disk. The
>>>Os is win2k server which I am using as my gateway to the ISP for my
>>>workstations. I know I could replace it easily with a router and be done
>>>with it, but I have another idea/wish for it.
>>> I would like to configure that machine to be the following:
>>>1. An Internet gateway for my home network, as well as the firewall to
>>>prevent all the evils from coming in to my network. I also have a wireless
>>>access point tied into my switch, for my notebook which is currently
>>>running win2k, (soon to be nix).
>>>2. an email server for myself (using Pine on Rh 7.2), and my wife's
>>>machine, who is using OE on her win2k pro machine.
>>> I own a domain name, hawkwynd.com, and would like to set up 2 or
>>>three email accounts for our own private use, instead of the spam ladened
>>>accounts we use now from our ISP. I know there is a way to do this with
>>> Got any good book titles or URL's so I can make this happen? If
>>>not all, I'd accept one piece of the list so far to get me started.
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