I thought this thread ended...but in conclusion.
I downloaded IPCOP and Smoothwall. I think someone said IPCOP was based on
Smoothwall and they are very similar. I tried them both and ended up plumping
for IPCOP. You need to be careful setting up the red/green interfaces during
installation as its not obvious how to change it later on but if you get that
right it boots up and needs practically no other configuration. It is quite
easy to click through the installation and end up with a green interface only
but the while installation only takes a few minutes.
I like it, easy to use and admin, nice web interface....Then the motherboard
on the router box died.......anybody got an old motherboard suitable for an
On Wednesday 31 August 2005 01:54, Kiall Mac Innes wrote:
>DG and possibly squidGuard are available as ipcop addons.. (free of
>>Stephen Brooks wrote:
>>conor at discuskeeping.com wrote:
>>> Quoting Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net>:
>>>> I am looking for a recommendation for a home firewall. In the past I
>>>>>> A firewall will not prevent access to dodgy sites. So ipcop or
>>> smoothwall will
>>> not help you here.
>>>>>>> routed my home machine through a Mandrake box set up with squid,
>>>> iptables. We
>>>> have just installed broadband and I was going to put the
>>>> firewall/proxy box
>>>> back on (my kids are just reaching "can I browse age") and was
>>>> wether to switch to a dedicate firewall distro that I can administer
>>>> remotely...any recommendations or experinces? there seems to be a
>>>> load of
>>>>>> I think the most important thing is for some sort of net nanny software.
>>> My kids go to google, then search for whatever.
>>>>>> My old router (ADSL) has this suport (keyword blocking), but I am
>>> moving to IBB
>>> as we speak. I currently only use IBB on my own box as I am afraid of
>>> the kids accidentally access some dodgy site.
>>>>>> If anyone has any recomendations that would be great.
>>>> The main "nanny" type tools I've come across are squidGuard (SG) and
>> DansGuardian (DG). The former blocks based on keywords/patterns in
>> domains and urls and the latter blocks based on the actual page
>> content. I believe DG now has some overlapping functionality with SG now.
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