building a router/firewall

Doran L. "Fozz" Barton fozz at
Wed Mar 3 15:26:23 MST 2010

On Wednesday 03 March 2010, Joe C proclaimed:
> I've been assigned with the task of make the following computer as a
> router, preferably with a web interface to configure it.
> It has the following hardware three NICs, Intel Pentium 3 733 Mhz, 512 MB
> RAM.

I'd just throw your favorite distribution on it. If it were me I'd throw 
CentOS on there with Shorewall, dhcpd, named, and whatever else you might 
need. Shorewall doesn't feature a web-based UI, but the text files are so 
straightforward and the sample configuration files for a 2-interface or 3-
interface system will let you hit the road running. 

You may also want to check out Smoothwall:

fozz at is Doran L. "Fozz" Barton
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