In the last article regarding firewalls I gave you the links and some basic information regarding three different firewall options. I had intended to try all three and let you know how it went but I was enjoying messing with the Endian firewall too much to lose it! Well, I recently got bored and decided what the hell – time to try something new. So I went to the next in the list: pfSense.
Do you have an old PC you don’t use?
** I have now reviewed the pfSense firewall here.
Hello again! Up until a few days ago I secured my home DSL broadband network with the IPCOP 1.4 firewall. I do like IPCOP and it was fun and easy to use.. especially when you add all the addons (which are of course unsupported) that you may want. Keep in mind that, while Linux based, everything is managed through a web interface, just like any Netgear/Linksys router. Now, I do believe in the KISS principal on security. A server/box should be what it is and nothing more. A firewal should be a firewall, proxy a proxy, mail server a mail server, etc. The more you combine into one machine the more chance multiple applications/systems can become compromised.