I love IPCop and use it both at home for my network of 3 PC's
over a cable modem and at work for our corp network.

Get a semi-low end PC.  Say 800mhz to 1ghz with 256meg of RAM and
you will be in business.

Cost is the hardware.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Lundy
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 12:46 PM
> To: 'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'
> Subject: IP-Cop Firerwall was RE: [PCTECH] I learned 
> something aboutcertificatesandencrypting filesystems the other
day ...
> Bob:
> When you mentioned IPCop I perked up because I have a Cisco 
> 1600 that needs
> to be replaced, and therefore, have been looking at other 
> alternatives .
> They want $2000 to upgrade using Cisco.  
> IPCop looks to be usable except I can not find any definitive 
> guide lines on
> capacity.  I have about 75 users on DSL just for e-mail.  I 
> need to add VPN
> for two internal PCs to outside third party insurance billing 
> providers.  
> Do you have any thoughts that you would share?  
> I like the ease of configuration that IPCop has compared to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Bob 
> Crothers
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 11:44 PM
> To: 'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'
> Subject: RE: [PCTECH] I learned something about 
> certificatesandencrypting
> filesystems the other day ...
> Ken,
> Not trying to start a religious discussion here (but I fear 
> we have), but it
> still sounds like the fat man preaching about the evils of 
> high calorie/high
> fat diets while eating an ice cream cone!
> And yes.  My firewall (IPCop) is based on a Linux 
> derivative...but it is
> packaged so well, you don't have to actually know anything 
> about Linux.  And
> I've recently loaded RH 8 into a virtual machine (using VMWare)
> experimentation purposes. 
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