Quwery about firewall software

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 10:10:20 UTC 2015


Hello.

I have been using a computer as a firewall/gateway computer, with an
old version of Debian Linux, and Firestarter, both of which are no
longer supported, and I have forgotten the relevant passwords for the
computer.

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu Linux on the computer, with
possibly either Firewall Builder, or gufw, to set up a new firewall.

This is a computer via which, a number of computers within the LAN,
access the Internet, the LAN computers using various operating systems
(which should not make any difference to the firewall/gateway
computer), and using static IP (v4) addresses.

The firewall/gateway computer has two network cards; one for the LAN,
and, one for the router/modem.

Whilst the gufw seems simple enough, to enable, for a single computer,
I do not know whether it would be suitable for using on a LAN
firewall/gateway computer.

Please advise which of these two firewall applications, would be most
appropriate in this context, for a relatively simple person.

Thank you in anticipation.

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia

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 you'll know what the answer means."
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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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