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Old 29th October, 2004, 10:29 AM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Join Date: September 2001
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Remember you should NOT expose any unprotected system to the internet, even during installation. It doesn't take long for a machine to be infected.

Personally, I'm using a mini-ITX board with a 600MHz processor (the slowest I could find!), and with just firewall/DHCP on the machine, I struggle to get the processor load above 2%. This is using OpenBSD rather than Linux however. This whole setup will fit happily in less than 128Mbyte of disk space, and really doesn't need much memory to run.

However, I used FWBuilder to build the ruleset for my OpenBSD firewall. I have a requirement for support for multiple IP addresses, and the OpenBSD firewall (pf) is pretty powerful.
Any views, thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. They don't necessarily represent those of my employer (BlackBerry).
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