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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Hardware Firewall / IPTABLE Reply with quote

Which method is better in setting up a firewall for a 10Mbps Internet Connection?

I need port forward and VPN to pass through.

Which is more stable, secure and higher performance?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With that type of bandwidth you must have a budget. Are you considering a commercial 'proxy' type firewall?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What will the maintenance policy for the firewall be?
Little hardware boxen have software updates too, but they're SO limited that their needs are much less.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me explain my need in more detail

The speed will be 10Mbps Internet Connection, normally only got 500KB/s.
It is for web server, mail server, FTP and ssh ~~!!

The clients inside may need to play onine games sometimes.

The network size is not more than 10 people.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marquischan wrote:
Let me explain my need in more detail

The speed will be 10Mbps Internet Connection, normally only got 500KB/s.
It is for web server, mail server, FTP and ssh ~~!!

The clients inside may need to play onine games sometimes.

The network size is not more than 10 people.


So you're running local services on the firewall?
The bandwidth is largely irrelevant. I can only get 1.5-2.5Mbps through my cable modem, I doubt you're really pulling 10Mbps, that's probably just the adapter. The presence of services, even local services, on the firewall is relevant. The more that's there, the more maintenance is needed.

Be prepared to be diligent about maintenance - or buy a hardware router. I used to do just what you want to do, but at some point decided the Internet was getting nastier than ever, so I bought a hardware router - in June of 2003. That August all #$$% broke loose on the Internet, so I was just as happy to be behind a little blue box with no ports opened.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But I want to learn sth about the configuration of iptable,...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of threads on iptables,

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-159133-highlight-iptables.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-159710-highlight-iptables.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-169553-highlight-iptables.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-77748-highlight-iptables.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-312922-highlight-iptables.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-329354-highlight-iptables.html

and I know there are at least a few for VPN.
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