[ubuntu-za] Firewall as Virtual guest
charl.wentzel at vodamail.co.za
Mon Sep 13 20:55:44 BST 2010
> Why? Serious question here... Is it space? If so, there are embedded
> systems that will run m0n0wall very wall, and can be mounted in a 5.25
> drive bay. You now have a much more secure network in a singe package.
Very interesting! Never heard of this type of installation, but very
clever... a computer inside a computer! Do you have a link for this
I wonder if this will work on my favourite embedded PC... eBox?
Unfortunately it has (non-standard) Vortex processor and already
requires a special kernel to get Ubuntu working. Same might apply here.
> However, if it is policy, you might want to look at the rebuilt
> m0n0wall VMware images. There has also been more than a bit of
> discussion securing this solution.
It actually a temporary fix. We're allowed to have remote access to a
site (via 3G router) only for the first 2 months after commissioning a
system. So I didn't want to install an extra box and since we had the
virtual server, making it a VM was the smaller investment.
The 3G router (Sierra Wireless Raven XE) already includes a NAT
firewall, port forwarding/blocking, etc, but I wanted to add some "oemf"
just to be safe.
I'll have a look around for discussions on how to make it secure..r :-)
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