adam beecher wrote:
>> Anyone got an old machine they want to lay to rest with me? I need a basic box
> to use as an Internet gateway for a small LAN. Will run OpenBSD sans X.
I've been messing around with OpenBSD for a while and I'm impressed by
how precise and uncluttered it is. It certainly feels safer than the
average Linux distro which installs all sorts of crap (and enables it).
It's also proactively secure without being a major pain in the backside.
The installation is arcane however, but it worked fine on my old box. My
next project is to get it doing NAT (masquerading) and automatic
OpenBSD doesn't have diald, but apparently the usermode PPP daemon can
do most of the diald basic stuff. However, I don't think it's possible
to configure PPP to keep the line up different durations for different
network activity, e.g. to leave the line up for 5 minutes for http, 2
minutes for POP, 0 seconds for POP and so on.
Adam Lock - locka at iol.ie
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