*bsd firewall appliance?

DW spock at dwinner.net
Thu Jul 13 12:06:16 UTC 2006

Philippe Lang wrote:
> owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just doing some early morning brainstorming, and my crazy thought of
>> the day is this: 
>> My life would be so much easier if I could just get rid of my
>> stupid PIX firewalls, and replace them what I know and love:
>> FreeBSD. It's not that the PIX's have been causing me
>> problems or anything like that, it's just that I believe in
>> streamlining whenever possible, and since we've already
>> exterminated Microsoft in my server room for at least 3
>> years, the only thing left that's not running FreeBSD are my
>> appliances (firewalls and switches) and 2 leftover legacy
>> servers still running Redhat that haven't been worth the
>> effort to migrate to FreeBSD. I'm a one-man shop, and I can
>> survive using the PIX IOS when I have to, but would just as
>> soon use BSD if I could. Questions:
>> 1) If I did this, I would probably only do it if I could
>> figure out how to rack up some diskless servers to my 2-post
>> communications rack. Any thoughts on hardware candidates, etc.?
>> 2) If I did this, maybe it would be wiser to go with OpenBSD
>> instead, since it is known for security?
>> 3) Any good tutorials on setting up a diskless servers for
>> Free/OpenBSD? 
>> 4) Any other considerations?
>> 5) Am I just being stupid and should I just keep my PIX's
>> going? I know, I know, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
> Hi,
> Maybe a good start for you would be to have a look at http://www.m0n0.ch/wall/.
WOW!!!!!! This is exactly what I was looking for and more! Can't wait to 
start trying it out! Thanks!

> Cheers,
> ---------------
> Philippe Lang
> Attik System

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