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Re: Firewall OS choice
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 03:43:16PM +0100, Richard Ibbotson wrote:
> > On 17 Jul 2010 at 19:19, Michael T. Davis wrote:
> > > We have an ancient firewall installed in one area running
> > > OpenBSD 2.8
> > >
> > > and IPFilter v3.3.18. It's hardware is configured as an
> > > "appliance," so updating the software isn't all that
> > > straightforward (to put it nicely). I am contemplating
> > > upgrading the hardware, and switching to a BSD flavor that
> > > continues to provide built-in support for IPFilter. Besides
> > > NetBSD, I'm also considering FreeBSD. I realize the responses
> > > here will be somewhat biased (;-), but is NetBSD a good choice
> > > for this application, esp. compared to FreeBSD (or vice versa)?
> M0n0wall ? .....
> Used in a lot of places...
I think that pfsense is much more up-to-date.
Also, if you ever think that you will need to customize your firewall in
some way, don't walk, RUN away from m0n0wall. I don't know if pfsense
is an easier distribution to customize, but I think you can only make it
so easy without using NetBSD + build.sh.
David Young OJC Technologies
dyoung%ojctech.com@localhost Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933
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