split/isolate network

Mark mhullrich at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 01:30:05 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM, rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
> Friday, November 19, 2010, 1:42:29 PM, Mark wrote:
>> I used to hear about older versions of CentOS being good for this.
>> You might want to ask there, too (see centos.org for the mailing list
>> info).
> I'll check it out. Is an old version likely to have security problems
> that would be significant?
If it's still supported, no. If not, YMMV.

> I also heard, in a separate conversation, that there are, supposedly,
> special very small linux versions that are used as a separate-box
> firewall, and may be quite tolerant of old hardware. Is it likely that
> it might also be able to do what I need [which is not really a
> firewall]?
Probably, but since I've never needed to do that, I can't say for sure.

> Thanks for the reply...
Any time.

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