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Old 29th October, 2004, 08:11 AM
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Post Linux firewall / router etc....

I'm just buying myself a little machine to run as firewall / mail server / print server / router (and possibly other stuff), and Im getting Mandrake 10 to put on it! I have 9.1 & 9.2, but I read that in versions earlier than 10 there are problems with shorewall setup (although I considered using IPCOP).

Anyways, the system is as follows;

ASUS Terminator A7VT DDR barebones system (w/ CD-ROM / Floppy Drive)
AMD Semperon 2200+ 1.5GHz
2*256Mb Crucial PC2700

Got a 20Gb hard disk to start with, will probably use this as dual boot, cause I'm learning networking at the moment, so I will need to load various OS, and I wouldn't mind having a go at Longhorn as well, later I might add a bigger hard disk so I can use it as storage when I expand my home network.

It has on-board LAN, which I will use to connect to my Windoze machine, then I've got an NIC to connect to my Ethernet modem, and I've purchased a KVM 2-Port switch so I can swap between the two boxes.

So, what do you guys think, anything I've forgotten, stuff I need to know, tips with set-up and software, help appreciated!!

DFI LanpartyUT nF4 Ultra-D [BIOS N4LD406]
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Zalman CNPS8700 LED Cooler
OCZ (2 x 1GB) PC3200 Platinum Series EL-DDR [2-3-2-5]
XFX GeForce 7800GT Extreme LED Edition [480/1200]
Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA II 16MB Cache
Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA II 16MB Cache
Samsung CDDVDW SH-S203B
Antec Sonata - TruePower 2.0 550W
Samsung SyncMaster 172x

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