home lan with freebsd as gateway / security issues
zbigniew at szalbot.homedns.org
Tue Aug 28 08:37:38 PDT 2007
Please bear with me one more time. In two months I will need to set up a
home network and I was planning to use a spare freebsd box as a gateway,
proxy (squid) and content filtering (dansguardian). I am basically ready
but the more I think about it, the more worried I am.
That is - for content filtering to work without bypassing it, I will need
to put the machine in front of my wireless router, won't I? I am going to
do some reading on tightening FreeBSD security and closing ports/services I
do not need. My question is more general, though, I would simply like to
know if there's any simple way to put the box behind a router and sitll be
able to do transparent proxying of requests originating from my LAN? What I
really need is content filtering so that my kids won't accidentaly go to
I am not really an administrator so my knowledge is limited but I love this
(FreeBSD) system and want to continue using it and learning the ropes. What
would you advise a person like me?
Many, many thanks!
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