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anyone familiar with it? I think someone at the forums told me about it.
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yes it's just a firewall

http://revision3.com/hak5/building-a...ing-smoothwall
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But would it be usable for someone who could not figure out how to install
drivers on Ubuntu 10.10?
I was told it should be installed as the OS so I have a cheap build in mind but I was
thinking about my ability to configure it and monitor it etc.
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Open terminal in ubuntu > ufw enable

Firewall on.
    
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I had a firewall when I was using Ubuntu but this is different
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watching the video i would say it is an Linux base OS for if you were building your own router/switch, i don't believe it is intended to be run as your Main OS.
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post #7 of 11
I first heard of Smoothwall on this Hak5 episode... this will give you a good idea of its intended usage... (er... or it might be this one... I might even watch them again and edit this post with the correct link... or I might not )
Edited by thenailedone - 2/7/11 at 9:38am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by transhour View Post
watching the video i would say it is an Linux base OS for if you were building your own router/switch, i don't believe it is intended to be run as your Main OS.
No I realize that but if you were to build a router/firewall it would be the OS
I know nothing of the several configuration settings that are required...
but I didnt know how to build a computer until I did so I just dont know
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Quote:
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No I realize that but if you were to build a router/firewall it would be the OS
I know nothing of the several configuration settings that are required...
but I didnt know how to build a computer until I did so I just dont know
so what is it you would like to know about specifically, i don't use it, but i'm quite familar with the concept and what it is doing. i use slackware as my "firewall" OS for my "router".

are you more curious to who knows it and uses it, or do you need help with it?
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I am just trying to figure out the level of skill/knowledge needed to setup configure monitor snd maintain a smoothwall setup I know little.
you create your routers ip address or is that a mac number and what if it is already in use and how do you determine the number all of that stuff
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