Linked by Niall C. Brady on Tue 3rd Feb 2004 20:17 UTC
Linux For those that don't already know, smoothwall is a very slick and easy way to setup a firewall/nat/dhcp server (and more) at home or in a small office very quickly even on old computer equipment. I have used Smoothwall 1.0 in the past and liked its features (although at the time, I did have a problem with Snort failing to start after I updated the software with some fixes...). It served on an old Pentium II 400mhz machine with two NICs inside (network cards). One was the 'green' interface (more about that later) and the other was the 'red' interface. I used that setup for quite a few months, mainly because I wanted to see what alternatives there were to hardware based firewalls (such as DLink gateways/firewalls) that I had been using.
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re: ClarkConnect
by Mr. Banned on Wed 4th Feb 2004 01:38 UTC

Funny noone mentioned ClarkConnect. (

I'm probably going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing it's because ClarkConnect is a commercial product and costs $$$.

I suspect your average OSNews reader is much like your average Slashdotter in that Free (as in beer) comes out miles ahead of Not Free (as in... Well, ClarkConnect).

I'm just guessing that from a quick persusal of their website thoough. I've never actually used it.