you might want to know that IPcop does the same, it will destroy the
whole disc to install itself. Pretty drastic ...
On Thu, 2002-10-03 at 14:06, Dermot Daly wrote:
> I've only had one experience with Smoothwall - I downloades the ISO,
> made a cd and booted from it. I have a spare partition on my disk and I
> wanted to see what it was like, so I was gonna put it there.
>> Unfortunately the install didn't give much option, so basically
> overwrote my mba, and put itself on one of my (what was currently) in
> use partitions.
>> So..Maybe it was a case of not rtfm, but beware - Its installation wants
> smoothwall to "own" the machine. (And before anyone mentions it : I
> know that this will be important for firewalls, but I just wanted to try
> to evaluate it).
>>>> -----Original Message-----
> From: Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)
> [mailto:breatpro at exchange.ie.ml.com]
> Sent: 03 October 2002 13:34
> To: 'macarthy at iol.ie'
> Cc: 'ILUG'
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] IpCop or Smoothwall..
>>> Their attitude, as they mention in the FAQs is essentially that the GPL
> version is _completely_ unsupported ... if you want support from them,
> you'll have to pay for it ...
>> It's a little on the hardline side, but for them, on a tight budget, and
> not wanting to go titsup.com, it's a sensible strategy
>> > -----Original Message-----
> > I've been running smoothwall at home for a year and a half without any
>> > problems, but I do have a few concerns about it;
> > a) The attitude of the authors when I was setting it up. They didn't
> > seem to like anyone asking newbie-ish firewall questions, with I
> > thought was weird considering that the audience for smoothwall, are by
>> > its nature are firewall
> > newbies. It wasn't as if I was emailing the author or something just
> > asking
> > a reasonable question in the IRC channel..
> > b) The snort rules, it would be nice if they added a snort rule
> > updater to the build. They are plenty of scripts available to do this.
> > Otherwise good :-)
> > We are thinking of installing the commercial product in our office.
> > Anyone using that?
> > Justin
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