Bernard Peek bap at
Sun Feb 24 14:18:10 UTC 2008

John Bowden wrote:

>> You could install a full fledged linux OS and configure it as a
>> firewall, but you might find more useful as a
>> dedicated installation.
> Second this. Been using their free version to protect my home network up until  
> about a year ago and their commercial version looks very interesting.

There's also the IPCop Linux firewall distro, I used it for a few years 
some time ago.

If the OP wants to build an effective industrial-strength firewall I'd 
recommend using a purpose-built distro. If the intention is to learn 
Linux and end up with a reasonably good firewall then Ubuntu is a 
reasonably good starting point.

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