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What you really need to do is look at what you have (and what it can do for
you) and what you need. You have a cable modem that does NAT, with all/some
incoming traffic going to your AS400. Now if you get a fire wall how is
that going to change?

Do you want VPN? How many locations/computers?
Are you going to control incoming traffic by IP addresses?
Do you need better logging then you have now?

I would look at Linux (maybe NetBSD) because you could add on other stuff
to the same box like snort or Net Saint. Red Hat has  a program that will
run and update your Linux Red hat system. I got the first system free but
it is $60.00 a year for basic. Note: It will not update the other packages
you add.

There are also fire walls that run on windows systems.

John Ross

At 12:22 PM 6/12/02 -0500, you wrote:
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>What do you all recommend for a firewall? My company is looking into a
>Watchguard Firebox. Bu t I have some other people suggesting to setup a
>box with Open BSD. Please give me some advice.
>Justin Houchin
>ReliaTek, Inc

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