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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Router questions
From: Jeremy Jones <jtjones@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 16:05:16 -0500
Reply-to: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

My suggestion, if you are wanting a dedicated firewall would be to look into
a Watchguard Firebox.  They are a little pricey but they are fairly solid.
The other option if you have a spare box with two network interfaces would
be to install Untangle firewall.  I currently have it protecting a school
network and it works great, plus you can filter web sites, protocols, scan
traffic for virii and spyware.
Good luck.


On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Dale W Hodge <dwh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I could use the help of some network pros before I rework my network.
> First off I have a small lan with 8 computers. Currently I have two
> linux boxes working as firewalls for my network but I'm considering
> replacing them with some kind of hardware router and moving those boxes
> to a DMZ. My network gets hammered by port scans and break-in attempts,
> badly enough so that my ISP is offering to trade out IP's so they can
> use mine for their honeypot!
> The questions I have are two fold, whether replacing them with a
> hardware solution would enhance security and if so what kind of router
> should I purchase?  I have looked at both low cost residential routers
> on up to Cisco SOHO routers like the 831/851/871. I know some of the
> residential routers run a linux derivative, so are there any preferred
> models I should consider? Or should I move on up to a Cisco or is it
> overkill for small office like mine?
> Thanks!
> --Dale
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