Samba and firewall in the same box?
jack at coats.org
Thu Feb 3 17:37:11 EST 2000
I do this now. It works fine even on my old 466/66. I am getting DSL
in soon too, and my hard disk is grinding like I fed it coffee beans or
something, so it needs to be replaced anyway. I am planning on upgrading
it to another (but still slow) machine.
In a commercial setup, I would NEVER put a firewall on anything except
a separate box. Even using the LRP distribution for that would be fine.
It needs to boot from a floppy, and runs from RAM. Once it is configured
it is small and sturdy. Good enough for a commercial setup.
At home, I don't want multiple machines running all the time, so one
server is appropriate for me, and it sounds like for you too.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Horne <bhorne at banet.net>
To: <discuss at Blu.Org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 1:14 PM
Subject: Samba and firewall in the same box?
> Thanks for reading this: I'd appreciate opinions.
> My son has just started using email, and my wife has been kicking
> me off the machine regularly, so it's time to put in an IPCHAINS
> box and let everybody use the net at the same time.
> Please tell me if I can do this in the same box that I now use
> for Samba: a 486 DX-2/66 with 16 MB of ram. If needed, I can
> swap in a Cyrix "all in one" board with 32 MB and a Pentium class
> I'd like to keep the Samba server, and add dial-on-demand PPP
> (soon to be replaced by ADSL), with all the other machines going
> through this one to get to the net.
> Thank you in advance.
> Bill Horne
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